Bag 'o' Pipes

Friday, August 04, 2006

Silversun Pick(me)ups!

Greetings and what a Friday & subsequent weekend! Tonight heading to Northampton mass, to catch the Duhks at the Iron Horse and to put up many Rouge Wave concert posters for their show there in a couple weeks. The Duhks though, what a great band playing songs that are made up traditional Irish and American folk roots and who look great doing them.
Saturday to GreatScott in Boston to catch the Silversun Pickups. Their follow up album to 2005's PIKUL, Carnavas released just last week is geeting great responses and reviews from the more traditional media outlets as well as in the Blog world. Take the best parts of the Smashing Pumpkins Gish(my fav) and Siamese Dream records and you have the Silversun Pickups. I dont mean to classify them, but it really is what they sound like! Fuzzy guitars, the classic shoegaze boy girl lyrics and get out of your seat, jump around sound is all right with me. Especially in this day of electronic tunes and one member bands whose only instrument is a laptop. Dont get me wrong I am a fan of the music scene as a whole today, but I do have a longing for the more traditional sounds with which I grew up, and SSPU supply that! If you havent checked out this record please do not only for the music, but the fantastic artwork. The lazy eye track is one of the best, but unfortunatly not available to check out on their site, which does have a couple off of the new album though.
Anyway, thanks for you time and please have a great weekend!


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