Silversun Pickups were on Jimmy Kimmel last night, playing their new song “Cannibal.” The band also premiered their new video for “Cannibal” immediately after their Kimmel performance, which you can check out below.
It's their first new music since 2012 and is the only new song on the upcoming Silversun Pickups compilation The Singles Collection, which will be released next week. “Cannibal” has a nice, steady vibe to it, driving the rhythm verse over verse with tight and crunchy power chords. The rest of the songs have been culled from the band's existing repertoire.
The band told Rolling Stone that they're looking forward, rather than backward with the new release, thinking about new music that will eventually see the light of day.
"Plans come and go. We don't like to think about laying down rules and lists. It's best for us to lay low and eventually build momentum organically. We'll start working on the next album when we all come to the conclusion that it's time. We never know when that'll be, but personally, I hope it's sooner than later. I have a lot of weird ideas that need to come out."
"When Dangerbird approached us about doing a singles collection, we said, 'No way! That's crazy talk. In our heads, we still don't see ourselves as a singles band swimming in a singles universe. Our thought is, we're okay with all of our songs. So it was very important to us that if we were going to do it that we could make it special. With that in mind, we were inspired to go in and record some new songs. Looking back, it ended up being quite positive, almost like a nightcap to the last 10 years..." said frontman Brian Aubert.