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Silversun Pickups announce new album: Neck of the Woods

on March 09, 2012, 2:23pm

silversun pickups neck of the woods Silversun Pickups announce new album: Neck of the Woods

Silversun Pickups will return on May 8th with their third LP, the follow-up to 2009’s Swoon. Entitled Neck of the Woods, the album was produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.) at his home studio in Topanga Canyon, Caliofornia.

Update: Check out the album artwork above.

Speaking with SPIN.com, Pickups frontman Brian Aubert said he began writing the album’s songs during a European vacation. He described the sound as ”like a horror movie,” adding “Swoon was more about what I was feeling at that particular time… whereas with this one, I wanted to see what built me. It was learning why I am the way I am.”

In support of the release, Silversun Pickups have already confirmed appearances at Sasquatch! and Toronto’s Edgefest. Stay tuned for additional album details and tour dates.

Below, watch the band cover Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet”, taken from the recently released compilation Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.