Wednesday, August 23, 2006

silversun/annuals meditation sesh redux


a revisted post about silversun pickups and annuals. after seeing them both twice and listening to their LP's for a month or so.

annuals... i think i like them a little less than i did when i first heard them. the full length rests on 'brother' a lot. 'complete or completing' is a jam too. live it's crazy. but there are moments, like the end of 'dry clothes' that are downright icky sounding. my gripe is they fall back on the vocal harmonizing too much. vocals that aren't pleasant sounding. more screaming and lyrics please. it just boggles my mind how much attention these 19 year olds are going to get. they're good, sure. great even. i just have to shake my head at how quick this all happens sometimes. good for them i think! how did they afford all that epic gear by the way? we're talking rush-type kit situations...

silversun pickups... it took me a while, but i'm fully FULLY into their LP. live the put on a crazy show, and the songs kind of take time to settle down in your ear. 'Common Reactor' is my new favorite song on this one. the album is just epic, weird, and totally thorough. there's drama! i wait for 'lazy eye' to come on every time, and every time it does, it sounds amazing! i'm pulling a boykins and sort of re-tracting my lukewarm post about this LP. top notch. i love it.

both these band are coming back in the fall. i'm gonna try to see them everytime. both of them!

2 comments:

darrin said...

Can't stop listening to the Silversun as well. Very smashing pumpkins, but addictive. I'll check that show with you. Where they playing?

earl boykins said...

i thing mercury lounge? i'll check and post it

dude go download some annuals and tell me what you think...