Slacker, Inc. today launched the Silversun Pickups Showcase Radio, a station that is programmed and hosted by the members of the popular alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Silversun Pickups Showcase Radio provides a one-of-a-kind look at the musical DNA of the band and is now available for free in the Artist Showcase category on all Slacker applications and the web at http://www.slacker.com/station/silversun-pickups-showcase.
“A lot of interesting things happened when we all put together our favorite songs for this station,” said Brian Aubert, singer, guitarist and songwriter for Silversun Pickups. “I think we learned a little bit about each other once our lists were combined to create a radio station. It’s going to be a wild ride, and we hope that you enjoy the songs that we picked.”
This new station, available only on Slacker Radio, features a glimpse into the individual tastes of Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, keyboardist Joe Lester and drummer Christopher Guanlao. As a result, listeners will hear 80’s nostalgia picks from A Flock of Seagulls and a-ha, classic Jazz from Stan Getz and Miles Davis, experimental sounds from Mogwai and Modeselektor and favorite songs from their Los Angeles contemporaries like Radar Bros. and Autolux.
“In celebration of the release of their third album, ‘Neck of the Woods,’ Brian and Nikki played a private show for Slacker Radio listeners and afterwards, sat down with us to create and host their own radio station,” said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. “Their radio station offers listeners unique insight into the music that influenced their lives, affected them as musicians and inspired them to create amazing music of their own.”
Slacker Artist Showcase stations are hosted and curated by the artists. They give listeners insight into the musical influences and personal stories of teenage rebellion, family memories and career triumphs. Slacker Artist Showcase stations feature a diverse and growing array of genres, further emphasizing the dedication to being the ultimate personalized radio and music discovery resource.
Artist Showcase stations can be enjoyed anywhere that Slacker is available: on all major smartphones, the iPad, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, connected home devices including Sonos and online at http://www.Slacker.com. Wherever they tune in, Slacker listeners have instant access to their favorite music, artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art. On-demand access to the Slacker music library is also available with Premium Radio. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to www.Slacker.com.
About Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods sees Silversun Pickups lighting out for the territories, stretching the boundaries of their exhilarating psychedelia with confidence, invention and undeniable ambition. Having long made their bones as masters of widescreen power, the Los Angeles-based band’s third Dangerbird Records album takes their filmic vision to another level entirely – this is full-on IMAX rock ‘n’ roll, in stereoscopic 3D and Sensurround. From the low-frequency thrust and motorik pulsebeat that drives “Mean Spirits” to the mesmerizing first single, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings),” the album fairly detonates with high definition creativity. Roomier rhythms and judiciously applied electronic shadings form a blissed out base camp for the band’s electrifying aural adventures, the elegiac landscapes of Neck of the Woods revealing an unbridled expansion of the already impressive SSPU sound.
“There’s a playfulness,” says singer/guitarist/songwriter Brian Aubert, “a certain kind of freethinking experimentation that we were fooling around with. We wanted to just let it all fly.”
Silversun Pickups – that is, Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, keyboardist Joe Lester, and drummer Christopher Guanlao – emerged with 2005’s Pikul EP and soon caught the attention of the wider world with the following year’s Carnavas. That collection (featuring the breakthrough single, “Lazy Eye”) only barely prepared the way for the band’s blockbuster second album, 2009’s Swoon. Tracks such as “Panic Switch” and “The Royal We” established Silversun Pickups as a potent force in 21st Century Rock, further confirmed by an 18-month tour that included innumerable headline dates, festival sets, and a 2009 Grammy Award nod for “Best New Artist.”
For more information about Silversun Pickups, please visit http://silversunpickups.com.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world’s most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker’s music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
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