Cymbals Eat Guitars

"Wanna wake up wanting to listen to records / But those old feelings elude me / I raise a toast to the rock n' roll ghost," sings Cymbals Eat Guitars frontman Joseph D'Agostino on the hyper-adrenalized "XR," which sounds like a Tonight's the Night outtake recorded at triple speed, with its braying harmonica and spitfire vocal delivery. It's the track that perhaps best captures the spirit of the band's third LP, LOSE, one of coping with abject loss and grief by rediscovering what you've always loved, as difficult as it may be — the redemptive power of music.

LOSE is a flat-out superb record, the best the band have ever made — a headlong rush of regret sublimated into a grand catharsis.

"These songs are a joy to play, and hopefully they will be a joy to listen to," says D'Agostino. "I know I still get chills from every song on this record, so that has to mean something. You have to trust that feeling."

releases

bark147: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lose

LOSE

“Warning”


VIDEOS:Warning”   “Laramie

bark118: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lenses Alien

Lenses Alien

“Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)”


upcoming shows

7 Feb

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM · Electric Circus 

8 Feb

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM · Soup Kitchen 

10 Feb

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM · The Underworld Camden 

11 Feb

BRUGES, BELGIUM · Cactus Club 

12 Feb

KOLN, GERMANY · Studio 672 

13 Feb

BERLIN, GERMANY · Badehaus Szimpla 

15 Feb

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN · Kagelbanan 

16 Feb

OSLO, NORWAY · BLA 

17 Feb

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK · Stengade 

18 Feb

HAMBURG, GERMANY · Nochtspeicher