Single Review: Silversun Pickups – Nightlight

2015 is more than half over but there are still so many new releases to be excited about. I’ve been a Silversun Pickups fan ever since I first heard “Lazy Eye” hit the airways back in 2006, my love increasing exponentially upon getting to see them live in support of Neck of the Woods in late 2012. The Los Angeles foursome are back at it again, crafting another anthemic track that explodes through your speakers enticing you to singalong to the hooky chorus.

Sludgy guitars with soft “oohs” open the track before Brian Aubert’s unique airy vocals begin the first verse. The driving bassline that creeps along throughout the song paired with siren-like synths that pop up throughout give the track a dark, foreboding feeling that I can’t seem to resist. Once again the foursome flex their musical muscles and show off their ability to layer intricate instrumentations crafting a track that builds up to an epic explosion. Like the first single, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings),” off their last album, “Nightlight” amps up my anticipation for the new album to an almost unbearable level making me feel like an addict who just needs their fix.

The band turned to music video director Mark Pellington and enlisted Boardwalk Empire‘s Meg Steedle to star in the noir inspired video. The song serves as the soundtrack as Steedle’s character as she searches for revenge. The images are strong and beautiful, complimenting the song perfectly. I’m a sucker when it comes to amazing cinematography and this slick video has some really amazing shots for me to drool over. I have about a month and a half to wait for the new album but “Nightlight” and its music video should help feed my need for more new music from the Silversun Pickups for now.

Better Nature drops September 25 via New Machine Recordings. You can preorder the album on the band’s official website or via Pledge Music to get some cool extras.