|Studio album by Silversun Pickups|
|Released||July 25, 2006|
|Recorded||January - April 2006 at Beer Wine Fish, Echo Park; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California|
67:50 (Japanese/vinyl release)
|Silversun Pickups chronology|
|Singles from Carnavas|
Carnavas is the debut studio album by alternative band Silversun Pickups. It was released on July 26, 2006. The title is an homage to lead guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert's Greek heritage. Some suppliers were also given copies of The Tripwire Session: Live In Chicago, a four track EP.
In popular culture
The song "Rusted Wheel" was used during the end credits roll of the film Puncture. The song "Well Thought Out Twinkles" is featured on the soundtrack of the skateboarding video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground on top of being downloadable content for the games Rock Band and Rock Band 2 along with "Melatonin".
Similarly, "Lazy Eye" is a playable song in both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour. The song is also featured on the Forza Horizon soundtrack, on the "Horizon Rocks" station  and also featured in television advertising for New World supermarkets in New Zealand. The band has performed "Lazy Eye" on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Later With Jools Holland, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
The music video for "Lazy Eye" received airplay on MTV, MTV2, MTVU, VH1, Fuse, MuchMusic, MTV (Latin America), International Music Feed and many other international broadcast outlets. The popularity of the "Lazy Eye" music video led to the creation of a VH1 "Pop-Up Video" version  and it was among the MTV2 Subterranean "Viewers Top 20 Music Videos of 2007" list.
All tracks written by Silversun Pickups (Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester, Christopher Guanlao).
|2.||"Well Thought Out Twinkles"||4:02|
|4.||"Little Lover's So Polite"||4:58|
|5.||"Future Foe Scenarios"||5:20|
|6.||"Waste It On"||4:13|
|9.||"Dream at Tempo 119"||4:51|
|12.||"Mercury" (Japanese/vinyl bonus track)||5:38|
|13.||"Table Scraps" (Japanese/vinyl bonus track)||6:18|
The two bonus tracks come on a 7 inch in the vinyl format of the album, along with a card to download both the tracks online.
- Brian Aubert - guitar/vocals
- Nikki Monninger - bass/backing vocals
- Christopher Guanlao - drums
- Joe Lester - keyboards
- Dave Cooley - Producer
- Tom Biller - Engineer
- Tony Hoffer - Mixing
The CD cover for Carnavas is a slightly edited partial image of artist Darren Waterston's 2004 painting entitled Summit. The inlay, also featured on the Silversun Pickups' website and Myspace page, is titled "Becoming Tree".
|2007||United States||Billboard 200||80|
|2007||United States||Billboard Top Heatseekers||1|
|2007||United States||Billboard Top Independent Albums||5|
|2007||Belgium||Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||84|
|2006||"Little Lover's So Polite"||Peru Weekly Charts||10|
|Peru Year-End Charts||81|
|2007||"Lazy Eye"||Peru Weekly Charts||2|
|Billboard Modern Rock||5|
|Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||2|
|Billboard Pop 100||91|
|Billboard Modern Rock Songs (Year-End Charts)||17|
|Peru Weekly Charts||2|
|Peru Year-End Charts||20|
|Triple J Hottest 100||28|
|2008||"Well Thought Out Twinkles"||Billboard Modern Rock||9|
- Allmusic review
- Music Emissions review
- IGN review
- Rocklouder review
- Rolling Stone review
- Pitchfork Media review
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