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."


bark147: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lose



VIDEOS:Warning”   “Laramie

bark118: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lenses Alien

Lenses Alien

“Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)”

upcoming shows

9 May

RICHMOND, VA · National

11 May

DURHAM, NC · Durham Performing Arts Center

12 May

ATLANTA, GA · Shaky Knees Music Festival

13 May

ATLANTA, GA · Shaky Knees Music Festival

14 May

ATLANTA, GA · Shaky Knees Music Festival

16 May

WASHINGTON, DC · Lincoln Theater

19 May

BOSTON, MA · House of Blues

20 May

BOSTON, MA · House of Blues

21 May

BOSTON, MA · Paradise Rock Club

23 May

PHILADELPHIA, PA · Electric Factory