Silversun Pickups

Putting a together a perfect combination of looks and music, this L.A.-based band dabbled in music that was just as dishevelled and messy as the lead singer. Moving from some delicate strumming to heavy psych rock and back again at the drop of a hat, the one thing that wasn't missing from this band was originality. While the disparate musical ideas never intermingled in a truly exciting way, one couldn't help but stand transfixed at the guttural yelps and emotional screams, all while gloriously nodding to the sludgy rock that surrounded it.