Misery Inspires is a fansite dedicated to Silver Lake's favorite hipsters, Silversun Pickups. They've been active since 2000. They play rock music. Their lead singer is in fact not a girl.
Misery Inspires has been in the making since mid-2016. It was my first web project, and it showed. The name comes from a line in "The Royal We", off Swoon. My goal here is to be a clearinghouse of information as accurate as I can get it about the history of the band and what they've been involved in, and maybe some of their friends in the future. You can find more about me on my personal site or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you're inclined.
- 11/21/2020: At long last, the interview archive is live! This took a lot of work on my part, seeing as addle-brained 16-year-old me saved my stash of interviews in text files, often without links or references. Took some sleuthing. Still! Lots of really curious reads in there. I'll add more if I find more good ones, this is hardly exhaustive.
- 11/19/2020: Long time no see! I have a really big project brewing in the works, an entire new site section, but for now, have a new gallery of some old-school SSPU photos, rescued from a now-defunct blog. These date to late 2006 when they were touring with Viva Voce.
- 5/30/2020: Hi, sorry for the radio silence! I don't think the site's gotten an update since I launched it last year, too many projects...the Widow's Weeds song previews work now, thankfully, and I still have a ton of interviews to format and archive, promise. Gotta hunt down more photos too.