Being a band from Los Angeles can be a double-edged sword. That's the one place where music fans and label scouts sort through thousands of wanna-bes to find their favorites, but ... it's a place where bands must compete against thousands of wanna-bes. Luckily, Silversun Pickups
made it to the top of the pile, even if it did take a few lineup and stylistic changes to get there. Listening to the final product, it's easy to hear why the fuzzed-out keyboards and sultry vocals (courtesy of bassist Nikki Monninger) have a way of entering your ear and rattling around your brain for weeks.