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Los Angeles pop-alt-rockers the Silversun Pickups released their fifth studio album, Widow’s Weeds in June 2019 through their own New Machine Recordings label, and it’s a typically infectious, emotive and filled-out piece of work. The exemplary production is no surprise considering the fact that Butch Vig was behind the desk. “It Doesn’t Matter Why” was the first single, swiftly followed by “Freakazoid.” Both are indicative of the album as a whole; incisive, honest and raw lyrics over beautifully melancholy yet anthemic melodies. Brian Aubert’s voice has never sounded better, ably backed by a stellar group of musicians.

Silversun Pickups plays with Eliza & the Delusionals and Cuffed Up at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5 at the Observatory; then at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 7 at the Wiltern.

LA Weekly