Ever since I was a child listening to rock radio playing incredibly hard songs by incredibly hard bands my parents wouldn’t let me listen to (such as Poison and White Snake), I’ve hated the term “Rocktober.” However, since it’s October and rock music is no longer popular and/or relevant, I’ve decided I’m going to give you ten songs per day by a new(ish) band you might not have heard of

When I first heard “Lazy Eye” by Silversun Pickups in 2006, my first thought was “…wow, the Smashing Pumpkins are BACK baby!” It probably took me a month before I realized that the song wasn’t sung by Billy Corgan, but in fact someone who sounds a lot like Billy Corgan before Billy Corgan started to suck.

In the six years since the release of “Carnavas,” Silversun Pickups have evolved from a band that I thought had a really cool single to one of the most consistent rock bands out today. They’ve released three albums that, in my opinion, have been greater than the previous record.