Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cymbals Eat Guitars Lose Review

Cymbals Eat Guitars 
Barsuk Records
Released: August 26, 2014

In case you missed it, Cymbals Eat Guitars released a great alternative pop record about a year ago. You can go see them live this week.

They play Monday July 6th in Lancaster at the Chameleon, Thursday July 9th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ and Sunday July 12 in Philly at the Electric Factory.

My ears hear the driving bass and emotional feel of the best of Archers of Loaf, the dream-pop meets angst of a band that knows that alternative music exists across the Atlantic and beyond the current decade and rounded out with the pop feel of Weston meets the Strokes.

Check out the video for "Warning".

By the way, that isn't the band in the video. The band Crosshair is in the video.

"LOSE" is an exceptionally solid pop record. Repeated listens brings out an understanding of the multiple layers that producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) captured masterfully from vocalist and guitarist Joe D'Agostino, bassist Matthew Whipple, keyboardist Brian Hamilton, and drummer Andrew Dole.

Check out the vintage Flaming Lips-like "Laramie"

Frank FOE

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