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Producer  Dave Cooley
Artist  Silversun Pickups
Label  Dangerbird Records
Carnavas (2006)  Swoon (2009)
Release date  25 July 2006
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Released  July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)
Recorded  January - April 2006 at Beer Wine Fish, Echo Park; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
Length  55:54 67:50 (Japanese/vinyl release)
Genres  Alternative rock, Indie rock, Shoegazing, Dream pop
Similar  Silversun Pickups albums, Indie rock albums

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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.

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In popular culture

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.

Track listing

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
  • Artwork

    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
    3Checkered Floor4:51


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