| Dave Cooley|
25 July 2006
| July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)|
January - April 2006 at Beer Wine Fish, Echo Park; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
67:50 (Japanese/vinyl release)
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Shoegazing, Dream pop
Silversun Pickups albums, Indie rock albums
Carnavas is the debut studio album by alternative band Silversun Pickups. It was released on July 26, 2006. The title is an homage to lead guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert's Greek heritage. Some suppliers were also given copies of The Tripwire Session: Live In Chicago, a four track EP.
The album generated two successful singles on the US Modern Rock chart. "Lazy Eye" hit #5 in 2007 and "Well Thought Out Twinkles" hit #9 in 2008. Carnavas has sold more than 350,000 copies.
The song "Rusted Wheel" was used during the end credits roll of the film puncture. The song "Well Thought Out Twinkles" is featured on the soundtrack of the skateboarding video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground on top of being downloadable content for the games Rock Band and Rock Band 2 along with "Melatonin". Similarly, "Lazy Eye" is a playable song in both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour. "Lazy Eye" is also featured on the Forza Horizon soundtrack, on the "Horizon Rocks" station. "Lazy Eye" has also featured in television advertising for New World supermarkets in New Zealand.
All tracks written by Silversun Pickups (Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester, Christopher Guanlao).
The two bonus tracks come on a 7 inch in the vinyl format of the album, along with a card to download both the tracks online.Brian Aubert - guitar/vocals
Nikki Monninger - bass/backing vocals
Christopher Guanlao - drums
Joe Lester - keyboards
Dave Cooley - Producer
Tom Biller - Engineer
Tony Hoffer - Mixing
The CD cover for Carnavas is a slightly edited partial image of artist Darren Waterston's 2004 painting entitled Summit. The inlay, also featured on the Silversun Pickups' website and Myspace page, is titled "Becoming Tree".
2Well Thought Out Twinkles4:02