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Silversun Pickups — Catch And Release
Album: Swoon
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1341









Released: 2009
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Pardon me
While I live in a fantasy
Quietly
Show you everything you'll ever need
I hope you'll take it
I know you're faking just a little bit
C'mon and taste it
Just get excited 'cause you're giving in

Come and see
How the wind in your hair will feel differently
Catch and release
The lure above

Here we are
In the bathwater overflow
Later on
Don't say I didn't tell you so
Maybe I didn't but you've taken it
Knew you were faking just a little bit
Now that you've tasted
No need to fight it 'cause you've given in

Follow me
Down the streams of sweat on your body
Can't believe
The lure was enough
Do you see
How the wind in your hair now feels differently
Catch and release
The lure above

And who knows
How this feeling grows
Was it truly worth, truly worth the starting
And who knows
Why the engine's blown
Hope it's truly worth, truly worth the parting

Follow me
Down the streams of sweat on your body
Can't believe
The lure was enough
Do you see
How the wind in your hair now feels differently
Catch and release
The lure above

Guess the lure was enough
Guess the lure was enough
Yes, the lure was enough
Comments (135)add comment
 greenbuilding wrote:
Always a soft spot for me. I grew up in Philly and saw them numerous times when they were making thier way up the ladder. When I moved to Miami I saw them open for Stevie Nicks at the then Miami Area. I loved their unrecorded or unrelease track 'Man in the Streets'. Loved it so much I contacted Cornerstone to get right for it to use in what's now a classic film for jetski and personal watercraft enthusiasts, Jet Dreams. I miss them. It's great that RP plays them every so often. I wonder what the band members are up to these days.
 
I'm confused.  Silversun Pickups are from, and made their way up in, Los Angeles.  To my knowledge they have no song titled 'Man in the Streets' and have not opened for Stevie Nicks.  Jet Dreams was a show from the 90's and this band started out in the aughts.

Perhaps this comment was meant to go with the song that preceded it on the playlist.  I have been known to accidentally start in the wrong thread as the song switched as I was going to comment.
Will always love SSP. I have every album and play them all the time. Getting Old is still one of favorite tracks of all time.
Always a soft spot for me. I grew up in Philly and saw them numerous times when they were making thier way up the ladder. When I moved to Miami I saw them open for Stevie Nicks at the then Miami Area. I loved their unrecorded or unrelease track 'Man in the Streets'. Loved it so much I contacted Cornerstone to get right for it to use in what's now a classic film for jetski and personal watercraft enthusiasts, Jet Dreams. I miss them. It's great that RP plays them every so often. I wonder what the band members are up to these days.
ExploitingChaos wrote:
I thought it was this lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzGzQ8pu8E
 
holy moly. that is one really good song. 
I thought it was this lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzGzQ8pu8E
Haven't heard this one before, but I love the bass!
I bought "Swoon" immediately after hearing "Growing Old is Getting Old" here, on RP, for the first time, a couple years ago.
Great band with a very interesting sound. Highly recommended.
Climbing towards a 10.
Intriguing band! From the first time I heard "Lazy Eye" through every time I hear anything by them, I'm amazed. Such talented passion!
Another great band I learned about through RP. Mesmerizing stuff.
 bayners123 wrote:
What a bass line!

 
YEAH! What he said {#High-five}
 bayners123 wrote:
What a bass line!

 
Somehow I missed this until now. 7 —> 8
 :+:_DL wrote:
This really couldn't be much worse

 
You need to get out more ! {#Motor}
 Darkmatter wrote:
"Polly wants a cracker..."

 
Nirvana serves a cracker where Silversun Pickups deliver haute cuisine
What a bass line!
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
Does this sound more like The National than SSP to anyone else?

 
I'm pretty sure it was the National, the website is just not updating as it usually does, Shaken.
Does this sound more like The National than SSP to anyone else?
I would not have known about this truly awesome band if it weren't for Bill and RadioParadise.

THATS WHY I give a donation to RP operating costs every month......WHAT about you!? 
Haven't heard this in a while. Thanks for the play.

I used to own one of these, oh no wait, that was a silver Datsun pickup.

My vocabularian synapses get confused so easily these days.

And, for a little relevance, I like this track.


I'm getting the feeling that the playlist for the past 45 minutes is based on my list of favorites. Two 10's and five 9's since 9:15 AM


 KickitK wrote:
Always though it was a female singer....still cool.{#Cheers}
 

Not sure why, but I found this more interesting and enjoyable to listen to when I found out it was a male vocalist, perhaps the opposite to many of you?? 
Always though it was a female singer....still cool.{#Cheers}
Nice vibe, like this band a lot. 
This really couldn't be much worse
Like their rockin' tunes MUCH better.

Although there's a bit of the Billy Corgan and his pumkin patch in here that I could perhaps get to like with repeat listens.
IMHO she's a better bass player than he is a singer.
Just sayin' 
I don't like the vocals very much, but I can't help but like the song.
I just can't get w the dismalness of this band.  Bill sure loves em apparently. 
This tune makes me Swoooon!!
like.  much.
 lemmoth wrote:

When you steal a bit, steal from the best

 

Good observation, but I say no-no-no!

Neither a steal - not were "they" the best!

CERTAINLY NOT!


10!

GREAT song


c'mon...

this is FUN!  {#Cheesygrin}

not my favorite, but still a good song.  :)
tsgotta be about the sexy istsong i've ever heard
 Hannio wrote:


She's the bass player, Nikki Monninger.  The vocalist is Brian Aubert, to the left of her.
 
The bass player is pretty...and she is a pretty good bass player too.  The song is pretty good too.  Thats pretty much all I have to say about that.

 Darkmatter wrote:
"Polly wants a cracker..."
 
When you steal a bit, steal from the best

 g-rod wrote:
Keeps growing on me. Sweet bass.
 
True enough. The bass player's pretty sweet too, as well as talented {#Hearteyes}
Keeps growing on me. Sweet bass.
Just caught them on Austin City Limits - really nice.
Really strong album overall, as is Carnavas.
Ii like this tune immensely

Quite nice.
These guys KILL IT {#Mrgreen}
Outstanding - love it!
Bumped from 8 > 9. I love this.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Riding by on my bike and all these people are milling around the EcoTrust building in Portland's Pearl District. "What's the deal?" I asked.

"Silversun Pickups concert just finished. Free. Powered by humans on bike generators. Aren't you on the email list?"

2 blocks from my summer pad, I missed it by 1/2 hour. Sometimes it pays to be in the fan club.

 
I've been working in Portland for the past several months.  I like your schedule, Portland in the summer and Florida the rest.  This time of year is a bit too gray, and damp for my tastes.  But I think I'm done so back to Austin for me!

But I did shamelessly jump on the Oregon Ducks bandwagon this year!
Second beautiful song from these guys today! Nice!
I like these guys a lot.
The string arrangement on this song is gorgeous!
Riding by on my bike and all these people are milling around the EcoTrust building in Portland's Pearl District. "What's the deal?" I asked.

"Silversun Pickups concert just finished. Free. Powered by humans on bike generators. Aren't you on the email list?"

2 blocks from my summer pad, I missed it by 1/2 hour. Sometimes it pays to be in the fan club.

I love the strings in this song.
I really like these guys. When I get grumpy and annoyed with most new music, I turn to Radio Paradise and my faith in music is restored. You guys played Silversun Pickups first, and now the broadcast stations have followed. You are the true pioneers.
"Polly wants a cracker..."
7 → 9


 paulmack wrote:


Always pleased to hear someone state their opinion as fact. What else are you close-minded about? How are you at political discourse? Something tells me you'd fit right into our current Senate, regardless of which pole.
 
I am always pleased to find someone who really gives a damn about how I express my opinion or whether I am close-minded or not.  I guess I needed to add "in my opinion" or that cute little IMO in my post just to clarify.  Why do you care?  As for politics, I don't discuss that too much because IMO they're all crooks. 


 Hannio wrote:


She's the bass player, Nikki Monninger.  The vocalist is Brian Aubert, to the left of her.
 

Thanks! Interesting voice then...

Appreciate their songs though.


 prickelpit96 wrote:

Sure it's a guy at the the microphone?

 

Thanks to RP I discovered this awesome band. {#Dance} I had to purchase the albums the day I listened to them the first time.


 

She's the bass player, Nikki Monninger.  The vocalist is Brian Aubert, to the left of her.
 teadye wrote:
I also find the hyper-aspirated vocals annoying. I have this image of the guy trying to sing with his tongue stuck to the mic. Also reminds me of that drunk guy at the bar who obviously thinks he is much sexier than he really is. Please god no! He's getting up to do karaoke...!
 

Sure it's a guy at the the microphone?

 

Thanks to RP I discovered this awesome band. {#Dance} I had to purchase the albums the day I listened to them the first time.


I also find the hyper-aspirated vocals annoying. I have this image of the guy trying to sing with his tongue stuck to the mic. Also reminds me of that drunk guy at the bar who obviously thinks he is much sexier than he really is. Please god no! He's getting up to do karaoke...!
OOOH - Surprise, Surprise!

Good, good! Indeed!
I like 'Nirvana' not this?
Harmonically pleasant ... I like the ambiance it creates ... I get the comments about the vocalist {#Whisper}{#Sunny}
 zipper wrote:

good call, thanks. now about the annoying vocalist...

 
Go back to watching American Idol.

Oooh. . . a solid 10 for the album cover. . . and a good 8 for the track. . . and a interesting track name, considering my name here, for a 9.

Le'ts add it up. . . average it a bit. . . 9

See? That is how to rate songs here. {#Tongue-out}

i like the vocals.. built to spill is one of my favorite bands. the difference is songwriting. the pickups songs are just frivolous and whiney.
 
topherg87 wrote:
Im always tempted to dismiss this band based on the vocals, but once i give them a chance im always surprised to find that i am really getting into the music. Sometimes it takes a few listens for their songs to grow on me, however this was an instant like.
It's just plain sexy...
what more can i say?
a surprising 8 for me

 


Im always tempted to dismiss this band based on the vocals, but once i give them a chance im always surprised to find that i am really getting into the music. Sometimes it takes a few listens for their songs to grow on me, however this was an instant like.
It's just plain sexy...
what more can i say?
a surprising 8 for me

 EssexTex wrote:
Hoorah...what a wonderful musical piece, they are a splendid orchestra.
 
good call, thanks. now about the annoying vocalist...

AMEN to that...

They're just not that good. Sorry..


 
ick wrote:

Yeah, it says that you've got to go deep to find any quality.  The first album was tolerable, this is just annoying.  Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.
 


 ick wrote:

Yeah, it says that you've got to go deep to find any quality.  The first album was tolerable, this is just annoying.  Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.
 

Always pleased to hear someone state their opinion as fact. What else are you close-minded about? How are you at political discourse? Something tells me you'd fit right into our current Senate, regardless of which pole.
 kaybee wrote:

Honestly, how can a guy fake this voice? {#Stupid}
 
its not about the voice but bout the attitude

Sooflamin' perb!
Went and hit my Amazon account for this album,
cannot recommend highly enough!
Will be purchasing more copies for friends...
Sounds great on a big hi-fi and in-car.
{#Motor}
Good song, but what awful, hackneyed strings!
 Photo-John wrote:
I love the bass groove in this song soooo much.

I can see what people mean about "fake" with this band. And I'm typically oversensitive to anything that feels contrived. But it's not happening to me with Silversun Pickups. I can't help myself - they get me in the gut. Love it.
 
Honestly, how can a guy fake this voice? {#Stupid}


 ick wrote:

Yeah, it says that you've got to go deep to find any quality.  The first album was tolerable, this is just annoying.  Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.
 
Billy Corgan just wants to be somebody again.  The Pickups are on the way up.  Stand aside.

Hoorah...what a wonderful musical piece, they are a splendid orchestra.
Well I like it {#Nyah} an 8

Dont like them much, but this is not so bad!
 ick wrote:

 Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.
 

I love the pumpkins and that is just flat fall off my chair funny :P

Is this song about fishing and sex?

 

Just curious.


 danagle wrote:
Love the album cover art.  Still undecided on the song.
 
I think I'm in the same boat.

I came here to say how much I don't like what I'm hearing.
But maybe it's not as bad as I thought... not great though.
It gets a 4 from me for the moment.

But, yes, the album art is nice.

And what exactly is wrong with searching for beauty?  Answer?  Nothing whatsoever.

 ick wrote:

Yeah, it says that you've got to go deep to find any quality.  The first album was tolerable, this is just annoying.  Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.
 


I dig this band and this album.
 scraig wrote:
Love this song...the fact that's it's #9 on the CD speaks to the album's quality
 
Yeah, it says that you've got to go deep to find any quality.  The first album was tolerable, this is just annoying.  Billy Corgan wants his vocal inflection back.


I love the bass groove in this song soooo much.

I can see what people mean about "fake" with this band. And I'm typically oversensitive to anything that feels contrived. But it's not happening to me with Silversun Pickups. I can't help myself - they get me in the gut. Love it.
I like "Three Seed" from them, but find his voice a bit unpleasant, like if he was just posing

Called my 20 year old daughter in the listen to this. She looked funny at me and asked me if I wanted to listen to the CD, she already had it. I was almost cool there for a minute
I caught it but have not released yet—7
Another group introduced to me by RP, another great album bought for the same reason.
 paulpaar wrote:
holy cow ! A kind of ok Smell A- group I can maybe — well maybe not — stomach.

but no: they got the FAKE going too,

Oh well. Maturity may erase that crap.

. . . but its all in all, a nice ride: 7.7

a touch fake in its singing tone. 

and the name catch and release is a cop out
 
Far out, Catherwood. Roll another bomber and leave it on the sidetable.
This song makes me feel 19 years old.  How many things in life can do that?
This is superb. At least an 8 in my book.
Love the album cover art.  Still undecided on the song.
 paulpaar wrote:
holy cow ! A kind of ok Smell A- group I can maybe — well maybe not — stomach.

but no: they got the FAKE going too,

Oh well. Maturity may erase that crap.

. . . but its all in all, a nice ride: 7.7

a touch fake in its singing tone. 

and the name catch and release is a cop out

 
 
I think I need to run that through Babelfish {#Stupid}
I thought Carnavas was decent with Lazy Eye and Rusted Wheel, but Swoon is like a bad set of b-sides to that album. No original thought to this one, just fulfilling the contract I guess.
dig the pickups!
Love this song...the fact that's it's #9 on the CD speaks to the album's quality
I bought this based on what I heard on RP.  B and R definitely took the best cuts from it I think.  It's a pretty good album though.  Even though dude sounds like he just breathed in a helium balloon
holy cow ! A kind of ok Smell A- group I can maybe — well maybe not — stomach.

but no: they got the FAKE going too,

Oh well. Maturity may erase that crap.

. . . but its all in all, a nice ride: 7.7

a touch fake in its singing tone. 

and the name catch and release is a cop out

 
I'm completely hooked on this song.  I woke up the other day with that bass line going through my head again and again.  Thanks RP for introducing me to it!

Anyone want to take a shot at interpreting the lyrics?  Some say it's about dumping one fling for another (catch a new one, release the old one).  Others say it's about drugs, maybe because of the dreamy lyrics.  Other say it's just about sex ("... follow me down the streams of sweat on your body", great line), and the seduction that goes with it.  What is "the lure above"?

UltraNurd: According to wikipedia they have an inde label, so they are probably getting their fair share from CD sales, I wouldn't worry about buying in either form (CD or iTunes).
Don't usually comment here, but I had to log in and say the following about this band:
WHAT A BUNCH OF WHINY HIPSTER-WANNABE CRAP!

Ah, I feel better now.

 derekd wrote:
Yaah! Turn it up...Turn it UPPPP!
 
Ney captain, she can't take anymore...she's gonna BLOW!! (....ave ye no gone mad yet?....like meself.)
 le_colonel wrote:

Why not just abbreviate them SP? Oh wait because that would make the obvious Smashing-Pumpkins-off-ripping even more obvious!

Sorry, but this band is really not very original. Another 5 for this one.

 

I'm a fan of Smashing Pumpkins and I couldn't disagree more. Your comparison of their sound is valid, but a rip off it is not. Also, it's nice that Brian Aubert doesn't seem to be an arrogant tool like Billy Corgan.

Yaah! Turn it up...Turn it UPPPP!
Okay.  You guys convinced me.  I gave this one an eight.  Must buy the album.  Good song.  Love them bass chords.
 JustJeff wrote:
I got the CD on Wednesday and I love it.  I had to bump my rating from 8 to 9.  SSPU is a great band and keeps getting better!
 
Why not just abbreviate them SP? Oh wait because that would make the obvious Smashing-Pumpkins-off-ripping even more obvious!

Sorry, but this band is really not very original. Another 5 for this one.

they've done much more interesting stuff. This is a tat bland.
Is there any limit to the number of genius - out - of - nowhere bands this universe keeps spinning out to us?

This is the song, this is the band I always wanted to write and be.


7 > 8
this is pretty hot.
saw the disc at target the other day for $9.99
i'll be returning today to pick up my copy......

I got the CD on Wednesday and I love it.  I had to bump my rating from 8 to 9.  SSPU is a great band and keeps getting better!
Anyone know if SSP gets more revenue from me buying their CD vs. buying on iTunes?
I give up, dammit. From 5 > 8!
This distracted me in several delightful ways on the company dime. {#Sunny}
Glad to hear another song from this album.  Panic Room is getting a lot of airtime in DC.  Thanks Bill.  Looks like there is another purchase in my future.....
Bill must really like this album. 2nd song he's played in the last 6 hours. Not a bad thing. 8
I dig the bass playing on this one.