Silversun Pickups Announce New Album ‘Physical Thrills’

Silversun Pickups are back with their sixth album, Physical Thrills, out August 19th via their New Machine Recordings imprint.

“This record is alive,” lead singer Brian Aubert said in a statement. “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.”

Written and recorded during the pandemic, the album features new lead single “Scared Together,” which explores how one can create bonds with people through fear. Check out the music video directed by Claire Marie Vogel below.

Speaking about the track Aubert said “You never know what can bring two people together. Sometimes it’s something light and comfy. Sometimes it’s a shared love of some kind of totem or idol that is dear. Other times, it’s something a little more dreadful. But whatever works, I say. To each their own. This song is about becoming close and intimate with someone through hardship. Being thrown into something quite frightening brings out some shared qualities that connect them.”

Pre-order Physical Thrills here.

Along with the new album, Silversun Pickups also announced the “Physical Thrills” tour. More details to come.



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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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