Silversun Pickups have a new album and tour coming. Physical Thrills arrives August 19 via their own New Machine Recordings (pre-order), and you can listen to its debut single "Scared Together" now. The single comes with a Claire Marie Vogel-directed music video you can watch below. It's dark and absurd, pairing perfectly with the acerbic, power-chord-heavy sound of "Scared Together."
Physical Thrills was produced by Butch Vig in the midst of the pandemic. Guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert said via press release, "I would sneak off and start writing these songs, and I didn't know what they're for because I didn't really think about Silversun on any level. I was just doing it to keep myself calm and keep myself company... There were 'dream shanties,' gentler vocals, horror-inspired sounds, and other exciting new elements coming to mind."