"Sucker Punch" Music Video by Panic Switch - "Silversun Pickups"01:27

"Sucker Punch" Music Video by Panic Switch - "Silversun Pickups"

"Panic Switch" is a song performed by the American alternative rock band Silversun Pickups heard in one of the official trailers for Sucker Punch, but it does not appear in the movie.


The song plays throughout one trailer, which lasts for 1:27. It also shares time in the 2:27 full-length trailer with "When the Levee Breaks." "Panic Switch" begins at the 1:10 mark and plays through to the end of that clip.

About the SongEdit

The song, which lasts for 5:44, was a late addition to Silversun Pickups' 2009 studio album Swoon. According to frontman Brian Aubert, the song is meant to represent the feeling of a nervous breakdown: "It's a very bizarre song. There were no verses in it. Hopefully it conveys a theme on the album, which is basically a nervous breakdown. It's pretty chaotic, and of all the songs on the record, that one represents that [theme] the best."[1]


  • During the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Silversun Pickups sent Republican candidate Mitt Romney a cease & desist order to stop his campaign from playing "Panic Switch" at campaign rallies: "We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign," frontman Brian Aubert wrote. "We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney!"[2]


  1. MTV News

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