Last fall we premiered “Erosion,” a pulsating synth dream by the superb British new wave band CYMBALS. Months later, that song swooshes back into our consciousness with a hallucinatory performance video by Matthew Reed meant to satirize internet culture. Explains Stephen Pietrzykowski of Tough Love Records, which released the band’s The Age Of Fracture this year: “the Buzzfeed/clickbait/endless-rivers-of-meaningless-shit aesthetic that’s come to dominate how a majority of people engage with the internet, and the way this was subsequently seeping into the production of art.” In this case the meaningless shit is quite striking, though. Watch it below.
The Age Of Fracture is out now on Tough Love. See CYMBALS at SXSW and around the UK:
3/12 Austin, TX @ Forcefield @ Maggie Maes – 12 a.m. (SXSW)
3/13 Austin, TX @ Howl @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1:15 a.m. (SXSW)
5/2 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
5/3 Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds
5/4 Canterbury, UK @ Canterbury City Sound Project
6/4 London, UK @ Corsica Studios