Silversun Pickups are headlining the Fillmore this weekend. Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend with their Saturday night performance. Find tickets here.
Silversun Pickups became a household name in the early 2000s. Since then, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock group’s sound has shifted through the years. They’re currently touring with their fifth studio album, Widow’s Weeds.
Smack-dab in the middle of a busy Mardi Gras weekend, the four-piece is bringing their latest album on tour to New Orleans. Silversun Pickups play the Fillmore with Eliza and the Delusionals this Saturday, February 22.
Their 2006 single “Lazy Eye” was an instant, alt-indie hit. The grungey-pop track fit perfectly for the early 2000’s radio market. In a world of the Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes and Nine Inch Nails, Silversun Pickups’ version of dreamy, post-punk fit in perfectly.
For their fifth album Widow’s Weeds, the group enlisted long-time friend and producer Butch Vig. Vig’s production style lends a more modern, electro-pop edge to the group’s sound, as seen in the album’s first single “Don’t Know Yet.”
Over the course of their career, they’ve prided themselves on their sonic density. Not wanting to be stagnated by their initial success, the group has continued pushing the envelope and honing their craft.
With Widows Weeds, the band members found themselves coping with the mounting stress of their personal lives. Lead singer and guitar play Brian Aubert found himself struggling with depression and addiction. Post-treatment, Aubert was able to reflect on his latest album.
“This record does have a mourning vibe, but it’s not sad. It’s change. It’s growing up and moving on and letting go of things.”
- Brian Aubert
Silversun Pickups will be supported by Eliza and the Delusionals, an alt-rock band on the rise with their newest EP set to release this weekend.
Silversun Pickups and Eliza and the Delusionals play the Fillmore this Saturday, February 22. Doors open at 8. Tickets start at $29 and are available through the Fillmore’s website.
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