The band had another solid hit with 2008's Swoon, an album that delivered the haunting "Panic Switch," a song that showcased Aubert's androgynous vocals and the band's dream-pop sound. Last year, the group returned with Better Nature, an album that shows a willingness to tweak a formula that's worked well to this date.
Produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom the group collaborated for 2012's Neck of the Woods, and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood), the album broadens the band's sound.
It’s their consistency in sound that Lester thinks has helped them be successful.
“When the four of us start writing music together, regardless of whether we’re trying to put ourselves in a comfortable position or go different directions, there is this kernel of the four of us always.
"His house is at the top of Topanga Canyon in a remote area.
It was interesting recording this time, because we didn't record all the way through.
It was a very supportive scene of going to see your friends play." Though they played in separate bands at the time, they soon realized they had so much in common that it made sense for them to play together.They struck up a friendship and quickly started going to concerts together after they returned to LA, becoming roommates."We were going to shows all the time," says Monninger via phone from Los Angeles."He was in a different band, and I was in a different band, and we talked about joining the same band," says Monninger."It really just started in our kitchen." Silversun Pickups' full-length debut, 2006's Carnavas, sold respectably well as four of its singles made their way onto Billboard's Modern Rock chart.Monninger says she wrote the song about a friend who passed away. It was originally going to be something that I just sang alone.