Smashing Pickups

I’m late to the bandwagon as usual, but the Silversun Pickups are pretty tight, if frighteningly reminiscent of early Smashing Pumpkins (albeit with neither the proficient drummer nor the guitar solos). One thing I’m a little unclear on is what exactly the keyboardist does in this band. Which makes the Silversun Pickups even better in my book — they could clearly function as a power trio and lose nothing. Maybe they should ditch the keyboardist and hire an Iha?