Their second song off the album Carnavas that was played on the radio is Well Thought Out Twinkles.
Silversun Pickups is named after a liquor store.
AOL Music states Silversun Pickups' album Carnavas to be the best record the Smashing Pumpkins never made.
The video to Lazy Eye received both airplays on MTV and VH1.
After some time when they started giving away live bootlegged copies of their own music, the group then decided to make an album.
Tanya Haden, a cellist who is a semi-member of the band, is married to actor Jack Black and had their first child in 2006.
The band's unique texture in their songs capture a hypnotic dreamful pop sound that blends in with a soft-core alternative that is native to their area in Los Angeles.
The group had performed at the Austin City Limits in Austin, TX on March 16, 2006.
Their first album Pikul EP was also produced by Dangerbird Records.
Carnavas was produced by Dangerbird Records.
Four songs from Silversun Pickups were performed on Last Call with Carson Daly in 2007. Lazy Eye was performed on February 28, Little Lover's So Polite was performed on March 1, Rusted Wheel was performed on March 2, and Kissing Families was performed on March 3.
The song Rusted Wheel was also featured on The O.C episode The Night Moves.
The song Lazy Eye was featured on The O.C episode The Groundhog Day.
The group had a three-week tour with the Australian band Wolfmother and ended on December 9, 2006.
The band's second album titled Carnavas was released July 26, 2006.
Silversun Pickups sometimes refer to themselves as SSPU for short.
Brian Auburn: (about the album Carnavas) We wanted to go into the studio, just get in there and really work it. Really work on guitar sounds and have a totally different feeling from the EP.
Brian Auburn: Here in L.A., there's a big Sunset Junction festival in August, with local bands and big national acts. Playing outdoors is fun because it's a whole different animal. We're pretty loud in a club, but when you're playing a show like that, you can't just rely on sonics, which is challenging really.
Brian Auburn: When we signed to Dangerbird, we wanted to put things out pretty fast. We decided to do an EP before the record, using some older material we had recorded. The EP is like a hodgepodge. One song was recorded in 2002, one was recorded in 2003, some of it was recorded in 2004, and then we went into the studio for a day or two and recorded three new songs. We had a bunch of songs we performed live, so we [decided to] put these on the EP and saved those for the record. We didn't want any crossover material, so that the record's not the same six songs from the EP with four new tracks.
Brian Auburn: [Our first show] was CMJ in New York in 2000 or 2001. It was a different band, really. Nikki was still there, but it was two other people, and we were just kind of messing around for a few weeks. We didn't really have songs, but we made a tape and sent it to CMJ just for fun. Then we got in.
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