Music Monday: 1st LA Edition – Army Navy and Silversun Pickups

I’ve been finding so much new music lately and not posting ANY Music Mondays. What’s that about? Probably because when I have too many choices I get overwhelmed and choose none of them – which is a positive trait when shopping and saves me a lot of money, but less positive when blogging. So let’s try to work on the music backlog, shall we?

Army Navy

I am officially an indie music fan now, because I went to see Army Navy open for another band. I’ve been to concerts before where I was a fan of an opening band as well as the headliner, but this is the first time I’ve been specifically to see the opener. However, I owe credit for that to my friend Lis, who called and convinced me to go, pointing out that Army Navy was on the Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist soundtrack and thus exactly our type of hipster sound. And she was not wrong. I’d only heard their album once before going to concert, and it didn’t matter at all – I might be biased, but they were way better than the headliner (The Shys, who were good, but too…polished, if that makes any sense). Anyway, they rock harder live than on the record, which is a bit more poppy. Both ways are good.

(The LAist has a photo gallery from the show here.)

Army Navy – Dark as Days
Army Navy – Jail is Fine

Army Navy (2008)
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Silversun Pickups

The Silversun Pickups are one of the more successful L.A.-Silverlake indie rock bands, and I must apologize to them for not liking them AT ALL when I saw them open for Snow Patrol last March. I did not know them then, and my tastes have apparently changed. Because now I love them, and I hope they finish working on their next record soon and start playing some shows which I can go to. And keep releasing songs on Rock Band. :)

Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye
Silversun Pickups – Well Thought Out Twinkles

Carnavas (2006)
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Pikul (2005)
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