We always think of New York indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars when we bust out the fluorescent 80’s slap bracelet we bought at one of their shows many years ago, and just when we thought they had fallen off the face of the earth, they have released a new track called “Jackson” off their forthcoming new album called LOSE out via Barsuk.
That’s the album art up there and we’re pretty pumped to hear their new album which is apparently about Joseph D’Agostino loss of his friend and collaborator Benjamin High who passed away. D’Agostino had the following to say about the release:
“LOSE is a very apropos title because it refers not only to losing Ben, but also it’s about a sort of nostalgia, a longing for a time when music meant everything to you and your friends, and it seemed like one great rock record could change everyone’s life the way it changed yours. It’s about being in mourning for your long-held belief that music could literally change the world. That’s the contradiction at the heart of LOSE… You’re disillusioned, but somehow you can do nothing else but rail against that feeling mightily and try, once again, to make a record that makes you and everyone else ‘wake up wanting to listen to records’.”
Give a listen to “Jackson” below.
4. Place Names
5. Child Bride
9. 2 Hip Soul
Cymbals Eat Guitars Tour Dates:
08-20 New Haven, CT – Bar Night Club
08-21 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
08-22 Rockville Centre, NY – Vibe Lounge
08-24 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
08-26 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right