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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars

...we've been getting pretty heavy into unsigned New Yorkers Cymbals Eat Guitars lately. Their self-released debut, Why There Are Mountains has been getting some good marks and for very good reason. CEG's blend of early Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and Pavement somehow transcend the obvious conclusion and land into a unique wading pool combining references with an advance that sets them apart. They're well aware of the places from which indie rock sprung as well as where it has been in the interim: reimagination of the loud/soft aesthetic, jarring guitar attacks, unexpected symphonic swells, synths lurking in the background, and just enough noise drone to wrap the whole thing together nicely. However CEG dress things up, the songs lying underneath possess a capability to burrow into the psyche as twisted structures mount upon one another, creating an all-consuming listening experience...

MP3: Cymbals Eat Guitars "And The Hazy Sea"
MP3: Cymbals Eat Guitars "Cold Spring"



Blogger ElGuappa said...

Heya, these guys are great! I just discovered them...Love their sound.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you like them, don't see them live. Maybe the most disappointing band I have ever seen. They sound nothing like their cd.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon, but their recorded sound is sure awesome i hope you agree.

12:30 AM  

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