BY LISA MROCK
PHOTO BY CLAIRE MARIE VOGEL
Hard to think it was over a decade ago that Silversun Pickups released their debut album Carnavas off Dangerbird Records, but thankfully they’re still churning out quality songwriting and melodies — more recently with their fourth LP Better Nature released off their own label New Machine Recordings. They’ve played around with adding electro touches to the lush and layered instrumentals they’re known for, especially pronounced on tracks like “Pins and Needles.” Meanwhile, album standout “Nightlight” is a heavy, driven track that pushes the blood through your brain. The Pickups will be supporting Third Eye Blind this time around, so turn your nightlights on to get ready for a super-charged retro night.