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Albums Of The Week: Silversun Pickups | Physical Thrills

Superstar producer Butch Vig helps singer-guitarist Brian Aubert & his Los Angeles rockers deliver another stylish, sophisticated collection of synth-laced modern rock.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Physical Thrills, Silversun Pickups’ sixth studio album and the followup to 2019’s Widow’s Weeds, was produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Foo Fighters) and mixed by Billy Bush. Physical Thrills spans through an eclectic mix of distorted synths, pop-tinged danceable tunes, pared-down ballads, and a collection of “dream shanties” melodies that are all interconnected with each other into a cohesive body of work.

“This record is alive,” singer-guitarist Brian Aubert asserts. “No, I haven’t completely lost it…. yet. I mean it sits somewhere in between a collection of songs and an imaginary friend. A friend that from March of 2020 to April of 2021 would not only introduce itself to me, but keep me company through that time of intense isolation. A friend that would remind me that in this instance, the whole world was feeling the same way as well. A comforting, playful, sometimes frightened, often delighted friend. A friend that was finally introduced to Butch Vig, once we got vaccinated, and blew through his studio like a tornado made of cotton candy, leaving little pieces of residue everywhere. But most importantly, this friend REALLY doesn’t give a fuck. I know. That sounds brash. I just mean it’s a thing that is truly free. And now, this little living headspace no longer visits me. I visit it through this album. I hope you like it. My friend wouldn’t care. Little rascal.”


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