Silversun Pickups hit #1 on the Billboard charts

Silversun Pickups

Well, that’s impressive. Silversun Pickups‘ single “Panic Switch” has risen to the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard charts, which makes them the first independent artist since 1998 to receive the honors, and the only the third in the history of forever (the other two were songs by Everlast and The Offspring in the ’90’s).

Good for them. I’ve personally found that the band excels at putting out a fantastic single (“Lazy Eye,” for instance), which obscures the fact that the rest of the album is pretty mediocre.

Oh well. Yay, independent artists. Have some tour dates.

August 2 Jersey City, NJ – All Points West
August 3 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
August 4 Richmond, VA – The National
August 9 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 28 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
August 29 San Diego, CA –San Diego Street Scene

After checking them out on MySpace, take a gander at the band’s epileptic-unfriendly video for “Panic Switch.”

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