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This week’s 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We’ve got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and — perhaps most excitingly — the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

Cymbals Eat Guitars is a frenetic, emotional, catchy, wildly great band from New York City. The Real Housewives Of New York City is a frenetic, emotional, catchy, wildly — well, ah — wild reality show from New York City (and the mind of Bravo’s Andy Cohen). It’s enough to make you think, “Man, can thi… More »

There’s a moment early on in LOSE, the third album from Cymbals Eat Guitars, that immediately leaps out. Frontman and lyricist Joe D’Agostino describes his best friend looking like David Bowie on Soul Train, a reference that’s strikingly similar to one of the many memories recounted on Sun Kil Moon’s Benji. On Soul Train, Bowie… More »

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Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Warning” Video

The members of the New York indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars don't appear in their video for "Warning," the wound-up fuzzblast from their great…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Laramie” Video

Last week, the New York indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars released their titanic, surging, beautiful album LOSE, and if it had been up against…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Stream Cymbals Eat Guitars LOSE

Later this month, the Staten Island indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars will release LOSE, their grand, expansive, generally awesome new album. The LP i…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 10:10 am

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Warning”

LOSE, the forthcoming album from the Staten Island old-school indie rock guitar maulers Cymbals Eat Guitars, is shaping up to be something really special. We've…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 12:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Music has the ability to communicate a wide emotional spectrum, and this week's 5 Best Songs do just that. Whether it be Porter Robinson giving…
Stereogum | May 16, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Jackson”

Today New York band Cymbals Eat Guitars announced their third album, LOSE, and from the sound of it, frontman Joseph D'Agostino has a lot to…
Miles Bowe | May 13, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Hawk Highway”

Last year, New York indie heart-on-sleevers Cymbals Eat Guitars released their Lenses Alien album, recruiting legendary indie producer John Agnello to man the boards. And…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Definite Darkness” Video

The video for "Definite Darkness," a triumphant guitar-rager from Staten Island '90s-indie revivalists Cymbals Eat Guitars, consists entirely of footage from some sort of drill-team…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Keep Me Waiting” Video

Kids wiling out; a thematic appeal that shall never die out. The new video from Cymbals Eats Guitars for "Keep Me Waiting" features a lot…
Corban Goble | November 29, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Under The Influence: Cymbals Eat Guitars Lenses Alien

Despite the fact that they're really young, Staten Island indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars are already the masters of grandiose, guitar-driven rock. On their new…
Corban Goble | September 1, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Win A Limited Edition Cymbals Eat Guitars Pedal/Prize Package

If you enjoyed Lenses Alien's 8 mnute Polvo-meets-shoegaze opener "Rifle Sight (Proper Name)" and the shorter but no less ambitious "Definite Darkness," you definitely want…
Scott Lapatine | August 15, 2011 - 10:21 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Definite Darkness”

At just under five minutes, "Definite Darkness" is a full 3:30 shorter than the expansive and muscular, shoegazy indie rock epic "Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)."…
Amrit Singh | August 2, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Progress Report: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Name: Cymbals Eat Guitars Progress Report: Psych-pop freakologists go for an even bigger sound on sophomore release, Lenses Alien. When Cymbals Eat…
T. Cole Rachel | July 21, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)”

“Rifle Sight (Proper Name)" is the 8-minute opener from Cymbals Eat Guitars' John Agnello-produced sophomore collection Lenses Alien, which the press release notes includes vocal…
brandon | July 12, 2011 - 11:46 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Siren Festival 2010 In Photos

Village Voice’s annual Coney Island rock extravaganza turned 10 on Saturday and went down as sweaty and free as years past. Things kicked off with…
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