I gotta shoot straight with ya: the first time I heard Silversun Pickups, I wasn’t really impressed. I liked “Kissing Families,” but overall the music of the Pickups’ EP, Pikul, just didn’t grab my attention.
All that has changed with Carnavas. The band has effectively created a humble yet sticky sound, full of classic-rock riffs, weird distortion and hummable melodies. I check out a lot of new music, and this CD is the first in a long while that has pleased me to any great extent. It’s not ostentacious by any means, but it’s got that special something that keeps me looping it over and over again.
“Well Thought Out Twinkles” on YouTube: