MapleMusic Recordings
Release date
14 Apr 2009
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 There's No Secrets This Year 5:33 110,773
2 The Royal We 4:47 120,298
3 Growing Old Is Getting Old 5:53 105,619
4 It's Nice To Know You Work Alone 4:46 93,860
5 Panic Switch 5:43 194,154
6 Draining 4:55 88,689
7 Sort Of 5:27 98,352
8 Substitution 4:41 115,281
9 Catch & Release 4:39 50,667
10 Surrounded (Or Spiraling) 4:45 74,404

About this album

Swoon is the second album by Los Angeles band Silversun Pickups. The album was produced by Dave Cooley, who had worked with the band on their first album, Carnavas. Recording began in July . The name of the album comes from a line in the lead in to the second track, “The Royal We”.

After a completing their Carnavas/Pikul tour in Christmas , the band took a break until February of the next year. They began recording in their own studio named The Dark. During the recording process the band laid down as many as 17 songs which were eventually cut down to 10 for the album. On February 17, the band posted a list of the songs expected to be on Swoon on their MySpace blog.

The album was released on April 15, . The first single released was Panic Switch. On April 6, the track There’s No Secrets This Year was released as a single on various online music stores. The bonus track Currency Of Love was released exclusively on iTunes with pre-orders in the U.S. and Canada, but was issued as a regular album track in other countries. The song Ne Plus Ultra was released as a on the single Panic Switch.

Two tracks off of the album, “Panic Switch” and It’s Nice To Know You Work Alone, have been released as downloadable content for Guitar Hero: World Tour as part of a track pack released on April 9.

As with Carnavas, the album’s packaging features the artwork of Darren Waterston, this time using his 2008 piece St.Clair as the basis for the cover art. The inside packing also features Waterston’s pieces Disembodiment and Reverberations. All paintings are from his collection entitled The Flowering.

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  • XGT

    They will never make an album on par with this one.

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ROMaster2

    Damn I love this album.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Meatwad555

    I never realized that there was hate for this album until I read these comments. It's probably my favorite SSPU album.

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Helawolf

    Was not disappointed the first time I listened to the album after many times of hearing Panic Switch a few years ago. Still love it!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • SergeantLynch

    My goodness, this is really mediocre sometimes even plain bad, cant believe this band made the brilloant carnavas. The opener and growing old are awesome though

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • indie777

    Music for 14 year old girls

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nerick

    Nothing revolutionary, just one of the best album of the last decade.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Nerick

    Damn this is good !!!

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • zegustavu

    A brilliant album.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • bigkajamma

    Don't like the direction they took here. It's still enjoyable and good but they should expand more on there debut album sound or explore more shoegazey influences.

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Kiwatari

    My favourite 2009 album. No doubt!!!!

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • braydee

    A brilliant album.

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
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    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Hwacha

    Man, this album has really grown on me. I freaking love it. I've gotta look into their other stuff.

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • searsi

    really awesome, have it on vinyl!

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • earthcrossing

    Incredible album, and boredstiff that's why you shouldn't listen to the radio. haha. i know that sounds bad doesn't it? but life is so good for me with music, because the only songs that get overplayed are ones *I* want to overplay. hehe

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Gallagher390

    listening to the last song.. fuck this is a good album. every single song is amazing!!

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • flannery710

    pikul >>>>>>>>> this

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • boredstiff-

    i hate this album, mainly because I hear panic switch every time I turn on the radio.

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Pimmis

    Just... Incredible.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
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