Cymbals Eat Guitars


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bark118: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lenses Alien

Lenses Alien

“Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)”

Cymbals Eat Guitars released their debut album Why There Are Mountains in 2009, receiving a response that far exceeded the band's expectations. Two years have gone by since that early hype cycle began, and a lot has changed. An official release of Why There Are Mountains on the band's own imprint, extensive US touring with the likes of Bear in Heaven, Los Campesinos!, and The Thermals; European dates with The Flaming Lips and The Hold Steady; and festival performances including Lollapalooza and Glastonbury kept the band quite busy. All the while, they were using whatever free time was afforded to them to write songs for a planned follow-up.

After signing to Barsuk Records in early 2011, the band settled down in Whipple's basement in New Jersey to finish writing that follow-up. Lenses alien, the result of these collaborative explorations, is a stunning example of a band growing into itself — learning to collaborate, becoming more confident. At its core, Lenses Alien is a marriage of classic pop forms and ambient haze that makes for a stark, dusky psychedelia. D'Agostino's vocals, now with support from Hamilton and Whipple, sit daringly at the forefront, and his lyrics are dark, strange, and affecting as ever. A relentlessly complex listen, Lenses Alien strikes a balance between the archaic and the inviting and is as much a document of doubts and contradictions as of irreverent joy. It's a varied collection of songs that feels handmade — built from the ground up — and it's precisely the album Cymbals Eat Guitars was built to make.

Cymbals Eat Guitars streams "LOSE" on NPR First Listen 11 Aug 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars are excited to premiere their highly anticipated new album LOSE via NPR First Listen. LOSE will be released August 26th — Cymbals Eat Guitars will be hitting the road with Bob Mould in support of the album (tour dates here).

upcoming shows

5 Sep

PHILADELPHIA, PA · Theatre of Living Arts

6 Sep

WASHINGTON, DC · 9:30 Club

10 Sep

NEW YORK, NY · Bowery Ballroom

11 Sep

NEW YORK, NY · Bowery Ballroom

12 Sep

BOSTON, MA · Paradise

13 Sep

BROOKLYN, NY · Music Hall of Williamsburg

14 Sep

PITTSBURGH, PA · Smiling Moose 

15 Sep

CLEVELAND, OH · Beachland Ballroom

16 Sep

DETROIT, MI · Magic Stick

17 Sep

MILWAUKEE, WI · Turner Hall