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Watch: Silversun Pickups find a “Substitution”

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Who knew “Panic Switch” would turn out to be one of the year’s hottest singles? Well, if you take into consideration that the Silversun Pickups are only just now unleashing their second single off sophomore record, Swoon, then that might put things into perspective. Though, come to think of it, with all the touring and festival appearances, maybe the band’s playing a little catch up. Who knows?

picture 11 Watch: Silversun Pickups find a SubstitutionRegardless, the band’s put together a new video for current single, “Substitution”. Directed by The Malloys (White Stripes, Wolfmother), the Pickups provide a lofty, moody soundtrack to a classroom game of musical chairs. With summer colors to please the eyes, fans will surely find solace in the dainty ladies’ game as they drift on the dreamy vocals of Brian Aubert. What’s admirable here is the simplicity, something that made 2006’s “Lazy Eye” video so memorable, and when the sound cuts out to end each round, leaving one unlucky lady to shuffle aside, you can’t help but chuckle.

Cute? Probably not what the band’s going for, but it works, nonetheless.

Silversun Pickups 2009 Tour Dates:
09/18 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium ^
09/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place ^
09/21 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge ^
09/22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom ^
09/25 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room ^%
09/26 – Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam
09/28 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s ^
09/29 – Johnson City, TN @ Electric Cowboy ^
09/30 – Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium ^
10/02 – Gainseville, FL @ The Venue %
10/03 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Ricochet #%
10/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Flordia Theatre #%
10/05 – Columbia, SC @ Headliners #%
10/07 – Hilton Head, SC @ Shoreline Ballroom #%
10/09 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues #%
10/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore #
10/11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa #
10/13 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis #
10/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre #
10/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy #
10/17 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s #
10/18 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights #
10/20 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster #
10/21 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
10/23 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory #
10/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Ches Arena #
10/26 – Toledo, OH @ Headliners #
10/28 – Peoria, IL @ Exposition Gardens #
10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/16 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
11/17 – Stuttgart, DE @ Longhorn
11/18 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Work
11/19 – Hanover, DE @ Faust
11/20 – Rockstock, DE @ Mau Club
11/29 – Bologna, IT @ Futurshow Station *
11/30 – Milan, IT @ Palasharp *
12/01 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion *
12/03 – Rotterdam, NL @ Ahoy *
12/04 – Cologone, DE @ Lanxess Arena *
12/06 – Antwerp, BE @ Antwerp Sportspaleis *
12/08 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena *
12/09 – London, UK @ O2 Arena *
12/11 – Bridlington, UK @ Bridlington Spa Centre *
12/12 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Central *
12/14 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC *
12/15 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre *
12/16 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre *

^ = w/ Manchester Orchestra
# = w/ Cage the Elephant
% = w/ An Horse
* = w/ Placebo

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