Silversun Pickups is back with a new album after 3 years of recess and after releasing last year one only single called “Cannibal” that belongs to the album “The Singles Collection”.
The indie band Silversun Pickups is back and has released last week their new album “Better Nature”, a new music proposal that brings a little dosis of electronic synth-pop, but still mixed in a few points with a little of shoegazing and dream pop that have distinguished the band from the very beginning. They recently posted on their website “So, we’ve been gone awhile. But we’ve been hard at work,… and we made an album we’re very proud of”.
“Better Nature” marks Silversun Pickups‘ first work after leaving the LA independent label “Dangerbird” to start their own called “New Machine Recordings” and here again we find the participation of the Irish producer Jacknife Lee, who also recorded with the band the album “Neck of the Woods”.
This new album has definitely a new sound that shows the evolution of the band from shoegazing guitar textures to a more synth-pop sound that places them in a more trendy path in the indie rock scene. It looks like a natural evolution to a more mature musical expression.
The record is fully charged with melancholic lyrical content that always accompanied them and an alternative sounds that mixes organic with synthetic textures, which seem to be the key for this new recording.
The reception of this work has brought a real mix of opinions, since it has a lot of fans that have taken the new record as an extraordinary piece of art, and there is the other part that still misses the distortion sounds, at the very style of My Bloody Valentine, and of course they have been more skeptical of this new proposal. But still, this is a very good album that if you listen with an open mind, you will notice that it is still the Silversun Pickups soul and still a good record.
Now, let’s enjoy their new single “Nightlights” with a video that was released the same day as the album and was directed by Mark Pellington, who is best known for his job on making Pearl Jam’s legendary video for “Jeremy”.