Saturday :: Esurance Main Stage :: 8:45 p.m.
— Brian Kenney
In the past year no one can doubt Los Angeles’ Silversun Pickups fresh presence on the waning indie scene — a scene without a figurehead since Smashing Pumpkins’ lackluster “comeback” of 2006. Enter vocalist Brian Aubert and SSPU, who, with their dead-on Gish-era Pumpkins-friendly sound, found themselves saddled up for a role as the indie poster children of 2007. SSPU is a well-balanced, well-greased, sensual pop pleasure machine. With European jaunts supporting the Foo Fighters and stateside tours with Snow Patrol under their belt, SSPU has appeared in high slots in the year’s most celebrated festivals. They come out of the studio for an appearance at Monolith, so expect a blistering set of new material until the flavorful new record (rehearsed and written in Hawaii) appears on shelves by year’s end.