Soundtracks: Silversun Pickups Carnavas

First I loved Silversun Pickups because they’re named for my favorite place to buy booze (Silversun Liquors in Silver Lake) and because their first single “Kissing Families” felt like my heart was being ripped out and made into something cleaner and dirtier at the same time. Then I loved them more because bassist/singer Nikki Monninger turned out to be one of those sophisticated-and-serene-looking indie-rock girls who transmogrifies into a snarly, spazzy monster onstage. There’s just something so exciting about watching ostensibly reserved ladies make big huge rock in A-line skirts.
Right now I can’t stop listening to “Lazy Eye” off Silversun Pickups’ debut full-length Carnavas, out today and totally goosebump-inducing.