Today I give you energy. Then exhaustion. This song and performance always do that to me.

The first time I heard Silversun Pickups was during their Unplugged performance for VH-1. Amazing. I remember thinking I’ll just listen for a second, then I’ll go on to do other things. No dice. I couldn’t look away and I was drawn in by Brian Aubert’s voice. I was listening to the song Panic Switch, and just like Lazy Eye, the song eventually vaults into fifth gear. It’s at that point that Aubert’s voice becomes piercing and perfect all at the same time. It takes your breath away. It’s such a contrast to his less energetic singing voice, which is way different than his speaking voice. It might be tempting to say there is pretension in how he performs, but it rings truly authentic to me. I’ve seen quite a few of their live performances and he is very consistent.

This video is a live performance of the song Lazy Eye. This is an acoustic version. I say that because of the types of guitar and keyboard used. The guitar parts are very clean and show what a great guitarist and composer Aubert is. I think you’ll have fun with this one. Buckle up.