NEW SHOW: BottleRock | May 27-29

10 Jan 2022

Silversun Pickups will be performing at BottleRock at in Napa, CA, which takes place May 27-29. Exact performance date to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 11 at 10amPT HERE.

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November 2021 Tour Announced!

27 Sep 2021

We’re happy to announce a November 2021 tour across the US with our special guest Zella Day!

Our fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, September 29 at 10am local time HERE.

If you are subscribed to the Silversun Pickups email list, the pre-sale password has been emailed to you. If you haven’t signed up for the SSPU email list yet, sign up now HERE. The pre-sale password will be emailed to you on Wednesday, September 29 at 10amET.

General on-sale for all dates starts Friday, October 1 at 10am local HERE.

Nov 01 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
Nov 02 | Madison, WI | The Sylvee
Nov 03 | Chicago, IL | The Vic Theatre
Nov 05 | Milwaukee, WI | The Rave
Nov 06 | Newport, KY | Ovation
Nov 08 | Detroit, MI | Saint Andrew’s Hall
Nov 10 | Grand Rapids, IM | The Intersection
Nov 11 | Indianapolis, IN | The Vogue
Nov 12 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE
Nov 14 | Cleveland, OH | The Agora
Nov 15 | Columbus, OH | Newport Music Hall
Nov 18 | St. Louis, MO | The Pageant
Nov 19 | Kansas City, MO | The Truman
Nov 20 | Omaha, NE | Slowdown
Nov 21 | Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom

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10 Sep 2021

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re forced to cancel our September 16th show at JaM Cellars Ballroom. Refunds will be available at your original point of purchase. We hope to be back soon!

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3 Aug 2021

We are thrilled to share our merch collaboration with the incredibly talented AJ Dungo, who illustrated us for this limited merch series. The Limited Edition AJ Dungo Capsule is available now in the Official SSPU Shop HERE.

AJ Dungo is a surfer and illustrator known for his 2019 graphic novel In Waves.

AJ is not only my cousin-in-law, but he’s one of the most talented and hard working artists I know. This means a lot to me to finally be able to work on a project with him and introduce you to his amazing body of work. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. ~x

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September 2021 Tour Dates Announced!

26 Jul 2021

We’re excited to announce that we will be back on the road this September for a handful of dates in California and Nevada with our special guest Zella Day!

Our fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 28 at 10am local time HERE. Please note that the Napa show will not have a pre-sale and will go on sale to the public Tuesday, July 27 at 10amPT HERE.

If you are subscribed to the Silversun Pickups email list, the pre-sale password has been emailed to you. If you haven’t signed up for the SSPU email list yet, sign up now HERE and the pre-sale password will be emailed to you Wednesday, July 28 at 10amPT.

General on-sale for all dates starts Friday, July 30 at 10am local HERE.

More dates coming soon!

Sep 08 | Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up
Sep 12 | Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst
Sep 14 | Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades
Sep 15 | Reno, NV | Virginia Street Brewhouse
Sep 16 | Napa, CA | JaM Cellars Ballroom

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Carnavas, Better Nature, & Widow’s Weeds Bandbox Exclusive Vinyl

15 Jun 2021

Silversun Pickups teamed up with Bandbox to release Carnavas, Better Nature, and Widow’s Weeds on exclusive, colored vinyl. Each album comes with a 16-page Silversun Pickups zine, featuring a track-by-track band commentary of Carnavas, oral history of the band’s early days, rare photos and more!

Details for each exclusive pressing below. In addition to all exclusive color variants, Pikul & Swoon are available on black vinyl. Order your copies now HERE.

Bandbox Exclusive Vinyl Includes:
Carnavas on coke bottle clear & white split vinyl
Better Nature on opaque yellow vinyl
Widow’s Weeds on translucent red vinyl

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Widow’s Weeds Track-By-Track Podcast

7 Jun 2021

Widow’s Weeds turns 2! ?

We wanted to make this anniversary extra special for all of you, so we recorded a podcast diving deep into the album. We give insight and commentary for each song, which rolls right into its respective track. Join us on this Widow’s Weeds journey HERE.

It was interesting for us to reminisce and think about this record. Since we made it, the world changed so much. We cover everything from feelings, mindset, the creative process, and technical approaches. It was fun, reflective, and we hope you enjoy it! ❤️

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Carnavas & Swoon Newbury Comics Exclusive Vinyl

27 May 2021

Two new Carnavas & Swoon Newbury Comics vinyl exclusives will be released on June 4th, and both are available for pre-order now HERE. Details for each pressing below.

Black & Crystal Clear split vinyl. Limited to 1,000 copies.

Lavender & Clear split vinyl. Limited to 1,000 copies. 

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NEW SHOW: BeachLife Festival | September 10

21 May 2021

Silversun Pickups will be performing at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, CA on September 10th. Tickets available now HERE.

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Rock ‘N’ Relief Supporting CORE | March 6

1 Mar 2021

Join Silversun Pickups Saturday, March 6 3:45-4:15pm PT for a full-band acoustic set that will be a part of Rock ‘N’ Relief, a live stream concert benefitting CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort).

Rock ‘N’ Relief takes place March 5-6, and can be streamed via:
• Amazon Music’s Twitch HERE
• Amazon Music’s Facebook HERE
• Rolling Stone’s YouTube HERE

Please tune in & donate if you can!

Rock ‘N’ Relief was organized by Linda Perry & Kat Corbett (SiriusXM & KROQ) in order to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts.

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Prime Day Live Acoustic Performance | October 14

13 Oct 2020

Join Brian this Wednesday (tomorrow) at 1pm PT/4pm ET for a live acoustic performance that will be a part of Amazon’s Prime Day. He will be playing “Toy Soldiers” along with some other SSPU faves! 

You can stream the show via Silversun Pickups’ Twitch HERE

“Toy Soldiers” is out now! Stream everywhere & watch the official video HERE! 

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Queen Mary: A Virtual Haunt and Music Festival | Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

7 Oct 2020

Silversun Pickups will be performing at The Dark Zone Network’s Queen Mary: A Virtual Haunt and Music Festival on October 30 at 8pm PT. Tickets available now HERE.

The event is a Halloween paranormal event, live-streaming from a haunted ship with celebrity investigators, interviews, music, and more. More details about the event HERE.

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#Pledge46 to Win a Meet & Greet + Signed 7” Vinyl!

24 Sep 2020

Have you registered to vote? Do you have a plan for how you will vote in this year’s election, given the stressful and challenging times we’re living in?

Voter participation is an incredibly important part of our democracy. The attempts we’re seeing to disenfranchise voters and the misinformation being put forth about absentee/mail-in ballots are an affront to free and fair elections, and the best solution is to get educated about the candidates and issues, and to make sure that your voice is heard and your vote is counted.

We want to help get people engaged and to the polls this November 3rd, which is why we partnered with Pledge 46! Pledge 46 now HERE and keep taking action for a chance to win a virtual meet-and-greet with us and one of our limited signed “Toy Soldiers” 7” vinyl.

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15 Jul 2020

Join Brian this Thursday (tomorrow) at 2pm PT/5pm ET for a live acoustic performance celebrating the release of our new single “Toy Soldiers.” He will be playing the new song along with some other SSPU faves!

You can stream the show via Silversun Pickups’ Twitch, YouTube, Twitter & Facebook.

“Toy Soldiers” is out now! Stream everywhere & watch the official video HERE!

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Music Diaries At Home: Silversun Pickups

14 Jul 2020

Music Diaries with Amrit Singh did a follow-up “At Home” episode with us in quarantine, which you can watch HERE. It features an in-depth interview with the whole band and a live performance of “Bag Of Bones.”

You can watch our first episode on Music Diaries HERE.

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“Toy Soldiers” Out Now! 

8 Jul 2020

Our latest single “Toy Soldiers” is out now! You can listen to our version of the song & watch the official video HERE. We also have “Toy Soldiers” available on limited 7” vinyl through the official SSPU Shop HERE.

Note from Brian:

We were performing a cover of a song from The Lost Boys soundtrack for a for SiriusXM special and that got us thinking about songs from the ‘80s that we loved growing up, that had a big radio moment and was part of our cultural DNA. A song that you know right away when you hear it. We thought of “Toy Soldiers” as a great example of this and decided we should try and record it.

It’s a song that so many people are familiar with, and it was so important to not mess with the tonic of it. Vocally- this song is carried completely on the melodies, so we made that our anchor. We wanted to make sure it had all the same vocals, melodies and background melodies. The way the vocals are layered – that can’t be moved – that was a must. Vocally- this thing is carried completely on the melodies. We knew that was our anchor. We decided to strike the kid vocals, and this opened up a great space for Nikki.

There’s something about this song that hits me emotionally – this song has always hit me that way. At first, it wasn’t about the lyrics, but the feel of it. To be honest, I was not initially aware what the song was about, but listening to the lyrics, it was clearly about addiction. Someone else’s addiction. It’s pretty painful and very personal. You realize it doesn’t matter what the shell is, what the production is, what the era is…this is obviously a very personal story that at first I wasn’t sure we could touch. We ended up framing it into our own world and we think it works.

The song took a while to wrap our head around once we started recording it with Butch Vig, who clearly knows our history. I don’t think I’ve ever sung this intimately before. This version doesn’t feel bombastic and over the top, it’s crackling and tiny at times. Butch really helped with this. At one point, we thought it was done, but Butch wanted a more complex bridge, and this is where we threw in a curve ball, some weird things, inspired by Johnny Greenwood. The guitar solo during it was very important to me, and we quickly realized that the solo worked during that time period, but not when we did it. We put our weird stamp on it and it really came together. Ultimately, it’s going to feel heightened because it wasn’t our song – that was really fun to conquer.

We recorded this back in January and didn’t know where it would land, but now with this world the way it is, we felt it was a good time to release the song. We just wanted to shine a spotlight on Martika and this song.

?: Claire Marie Vogel & Aaron Hymes.


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