Silversun Pickups hit #1 on Billboard chart

Los Angeles band Silversun Pickups have the number one song on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Songs chart this week, marking the first time in eleven years that an act on an independently distributed label has occupied the top spot.

The band is on Dangerbird Records, a Los Angeles-based label whose offices are on Sunset Junction in Silver Lake. According to the label, “only three songs by artists on independently distributed labels have reached this position.”

“Panic Switch,” the first single from the band’s new album Swoon, jumped ahead of tracks by major label acts Linkin Park and Green Day to land at the top of the chart.