The band's just-released second album, Swoon, features the kick-ass first single "Panic Switch." The song has a nice mix of blistering guitars and a throbbing rhythm section. The breakdown that comes two-thirds of the way in, when Aubert sings, "I'm waiting, fading, floating away" repeatedly, before an explosion of guitar, will stick in your head for days. Check out the band's exclusive live performance below.
I'm happy to report "Panic Switch" isn't the only good cut on Swoon. The album is loaded with killer tracks, including the more subdued "Catch & Release" and "Growing Old Is Getting Old," which starts off soft before gaining the momentum and volume fans expect from the Pickups. Check out an exclusive live performance of the latter.
For those who may have missed "Lazy Eye" upon its initial release, check out this exclusive performance of the song; watch the Pickups interview below, then pickup a copy of Swoon for yourself. I have a feeling you won't be disappointed.
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- Brian Aubert