With their organic but richly atmospheric sound, Los Angeles alternative rock band Silversun Pickups helped put the ├╝ber-hip Silver Lake scene on the map with their critical and commercial success in the 21st century. Debuting in 2005, they were indie radio favorites until their mainstream breakthrough, Swoon, arrived in 2009. With each subsequent album, the band continued to evolve, incorporating orchestral elements and synth sheen to their driving sound with albums such as 2012's chart-peak Neck of the Woods and 2019's Butch Vig-produced Widow's Weeds. Formed in 2002, the group initially performed under the moniker A Couple of Couples. That original handle reflected the fact that in the band's first lineup, lead guitarist Brian Aubert was romantically involved with drummer Elvira Gonzalez, while rhythm guitarist Jack Kennedy was in a ...
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