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Hear Silversun Pickups’ Intriguing New Song, ‘Freakazoid,’ from Their Upcoming Album ‘Widow’s Weeds’

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Celebrated indie/rock band Silversun Pickups have a new record due out June 7 — Widow’s Weeds was produced by the great Butch Vig, so anticipation for this new album is high.

On Wednesday, the band premiered a new song off the album titled “Freakazoid”, and everything about it is intriguing. Its energy is a bit haunting and claustrophobic, while the production is rich and brings everything to life in a very effective way:

The song follows the earlier premiere of lead single “It Doesn’t Matter Why,” which has a music video:

Lead vocalist Brian Aubert said in a statement that feeling “exposed” was a core theme of the recording process behind the album:

“This was the first album where we were open. We were exposed. I see how that can be scary to people, but for us we really thrived on that.”

More from Aubert:

Widow’s Weeds ends up being about rebirth and renewal. For Aubert, moving forward involves staying connected to his own self (and remembering to prioritize self-care) and being attuned to creative impulses when they arise. If that means going outside of his comfort zone, so be it,” Aubert says. “This album feels the most naked out of all of them.”

Catch Silversun Pickups on the road in support of the album:

June 2 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Velvet Jones
June 3 /// Fresno, CA /// Strummer’s
June 4 /// Bakersfield, CA /// 1933 Club
June 6 /// Las Vegas, NV /// The Cosmopolitan “X107.5’s OBC”
June 8 /// Dana Point, CA /// Doheny State Beach “KROQ Weenie Roast”
July 12 /// Baldwinsville, NY /// Papermill Island “95X Big-X-Cuse”*
July 13 /// Clifton Park, NY /// Upstate Concert Hall*
July 14 /// Buffalo, NY /// Buffalo Riverworks “103.3 The Edge CRNVL”*
July 16 /// Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground*
July 17 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre*
July 19 /// Stroudsburg, PA /// Sherman Theater*
July 20 /// Sayreville, NJ /// Starland Ballroom*
Sept 13-15 /// Del Mar, CA /// Kaaboo Festival 2019

* w/ support from I Dont Know How But They Found Me

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