Silversun Pickups Pick Up GRAMMY Nom for Best New Artist

SilversunsIt’s pointless arguing with the GRAMMYS nominations and winners; they never get it right year after year (see: U2’s bizarre nomination for “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” as Best Rock Song, for example). So we just pull out of the mess whatever’s mildly interesting. Our local Silversuns getting a new artist nod is great, even if it stretches the definition of “new” a bit. Here’s their competition:

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT [photos from 2008 Echoplex] [photos from 2009 Treasure Island]
Silversun Pickups [photos from 2009 Outside Lands]
The Ting Tings [photos from 2008 Troubadour] [photos from 2009 Club Nokia]

Full list of all nominations is here.

I’m sure we’ll have more to discuss we digest the full list. For sure we have to say something about the Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo category that puts Bon Jovi up against MGMT up against… Hall & Oates.

Silversun Pickups pic by Lindsey from their April 2009 Glass House gig.