Silversun Pickups: Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao, Joe Lester.
Rolling Stone (p.94) - "[The band] show all that's possible when the California sun shines on indie-rock shoegazers....The Pickups' grandiose rock owes a great deal to its Chicago forebears..."
Spin (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "By turns darkly fuzzy and brightly melodic, CARNAVAS is an auspicious record that manages to evoke a collaboration between Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine."
Alternative Press (p.228) - "Always anchored with a friendly hook and sometimes even tender harmonies, CARNAVAS' dark/light tunes explode into a controlled chaos of distortion and white noise."
Magnet (p.108) - "Aubert's vocals are paisley-print detachment one moment and howling catharsis the next, while his insistent pop strumming devolves into waves of guitar and keyboard noise."
CMJ (p.5) - "This L.A. group takes the forlorn moods, sing-a-long choruses and stretched-out codas of current West Coast indie pop and takes them on a starship space ride."