California indie rockers Silversun Pickups are back in the Billboard 200 charts
Alternative rockers Silversun Pickups’ latest album, “Neck of the Woods,” took the No. 6 spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week, pushing 41,000 copies, Nielsen SoundScan is reporting. An extra dose of congratulations are in order for the band, as the album’s first week sales performance is Silversun Pickups’ highest sales week to date. The band’s previous album, “Swoon,” pushed a few more copies in its first week back in 2009 at 43,000, but debuted at No. 7 on the chart.
Silversun Pickups hit it big with their 2010 alternative rock hit “Panic Switch” off “Swoon.” Bass player Nikki Monninger told Audio Ink Radio that the band never expected the song to garner such success. “It’s always nice to hear and experience that kind of success, but it’s definitely not something we expected at all,” she said. “It was a very nice surprise.”
That song even earned Silversun Pickups a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. “It’s definitely something that came out of left field,” Monninger said. “We had been together almost 10 years, so it was funny to be nominated for Best New Artist. But I understand that it takes a while for a band like us to get under their radar, and it was a real honor to be nominated. We had a great time, and then it was back to normal the next week.”
As for other albums on the chart this week, Jack White’s solo album, “Blunderbuss,” went from No. 1 to the No. 8 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling a very respectable 34,000 copies.
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