Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California,
United States
GenresAlternative rock
Indie rock
Dream pop
Years active2002–present
Associated actsWhen Reason Sleeps
You Me At Six
WebsiteThe Blackout Website
Brian Aubert
Nikki Monninger
Joe Lester
Christopher Guanlao
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Silversun Pickups is an American indie band from Los Angeles, California. Silversun Pickups has four members in the band; the current band members are Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester, Christopher Guanlao.


The band was formed by four friends and was originally called, A Couple of Couples but was changed to Silversun Pickups because it was an off licence across from the Silverlake Lounge and near their house at Sunset and Silverlake Blvds in Los Angeles. The band currently has Brian Aubert on Vocals and guitar, Nikki Monninger on bass and vocals, Chris Guanlao on drums and Joe Lester on keyboards, samples and sound manipulation.

Band members

  • Brian Aubert – guitar/Vocals
  • Nikki Monninger – bass guitar/vocals
  • Chris Guanlao – drums
  • Joe Lester – keyboards/samples/sound manipulation
  • Jack Kennedy - Rhythm Guitar
  • Elvira Gonzalez - Drums


So far as of 2011, Silversun Pickups has released 4 EPs and two albums.



  • Pikul (EP) (2005)
  • Remixes (2007)
  • Live Session (2007) (iTunes Exclusive)
  • The Tripwire Session: Live in Chicago (2007)

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