1979 or 2007?

by Josh Miles

My new favorite rock group is the Silversun Pickups. Among other things, they have been compared to Smashing Pumpkins, although I think their sound is unique in it’s own right. (And if you figured out from “1979” that I might be referring to the band, Smashing Pumpkins, then you’ve already earned your 90’s grunge rock merit badge. Congrats!)

As long as we’re talking about culture tonight, it’s worth mentioning that everyone’s favorite treadmill performers, OK Go, are actually going to be touring with sspu (as the kids call them) in support of mainstream alt rockers, Snow Patrol. It’s sure to be a great show, but the closest they’re coming to our neck of the woods at this point is on April 2, 2007 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. What does this have to do with design and branding? Nothing. Except when you call to discuss your next project, you may ask “What is that you are listening to?” And now, you’ll already know.

For a few clips of sspu live, click below… Yes, that’s Carson Daly.


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Josh Miles

Principal & Founder

Josh Miles is a caffeine and twitter addict, and the author of Bold Brand - The New Rules for Differentiating, Branding, and Marketing Your Professional Services Firm. Josh’s role at Miles Design consists of driving brand strategy, business development, and firm-wide marketing. Josh was honored as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's 40 Under 40.

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