It is instinctual

Celeste Lira, Photo Editor

Alternative rock band Silversun Pickups, founded in Los Angeles in 2002, released their third studio album Neck of the Woods on May 8. Towards the end of that year, the band released the album’s second single “The Pit.” The track consists of a pulsing bass, stuttering percussion, and gliding guitars that match the song’s covert lyrics. Singer Brian Aubert said that the reason behind the mysterious lyrics is that they aren’t supposed to be rational—they are supposed to have different meanings. “It sounds a little silly when you’re actually trying to intellectualize something that’s instinctual,” Aubert told Kat Corbett from KROQ about the album’s lyrics. Aubert also mentioned that “The Pit” is one of his favorite songs from the new album. Although the album received mixed reviews from critics because of the similarity between their songs and the restlessness in their lyrics, the album reached number six on the Billboard 200. The band is scheduled to tour this spring, starting on April 19 at the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Arizona.