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Homegrown: Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups are among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s Pikul EP to 2012’s far-reaching Neck of the Woods, each successive release has seen the Silver Lake-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability toward new and surprising summits. Their 2009 album Swoon featured the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Panic Switch” and earned the group a nomination for Best New Artist at the GRAMMYs that year. Better Nature marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ own New Machine Recordings. The label — which takes its name from the Pikul favorite, “…All The Go Inbetweens” — allows the ever-autonomous band to fully determine its own course without any interference. Harmonious and intimate, high-flying and deeply personal, Better Nature is a revelatory manifestation of a great band entirely in touch with the muse and each other. Produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles) and mixed by GRAMMY winner Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood), Better Nature sees the band once again managing the tricky task of existing more than a few steps ahead of the curve. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester, and Christopher Guanlao to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their latest album Better Nature and continuously rising career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by an acoustic performance.

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