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Cymbals Eat Guitars — September 30, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars photo sets

September 30, 2009


Feb 21, 2020

Empty Country is the new solo project of Joseph D'Agostino, formerly of Cymbals Eat Guitars (which broke up in 2017). His self-titled album as Empty Country is due out April 24 via Get Better and now he has shared another song from it, epic six-minute album closer "SWIM." More

Jan 24, 2017

Last year Pixies released a new album, Head Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has announced some American tour dates to go down in April and May. Cymbals Eat Guitars will support some dates, with Public Access TV the opener on the other shows.  More

Stream the New Album by Cymbals Eat Guitars - “Pretty Years”

Pretty Years Due Out September 16 via Sinderlyn

Sep 08, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars are releasing a new album, Pretty Years, on September 16 via Sinderlyn. Previously the band had shared the album's first two singles, "Wish" and "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)," as well as a video for the latterMore

Watch: Cymbals Eat Guitars - “4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)” Video

Pretty Years Due Out September 16 via Sinderlyn

Jun 30, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars are releasing a new album, Pretty Years, on September 16 via Sinderlyn. Previously the band had shared the album's first two singles, "Wish" and "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)." More

Jun 22, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced a tour in support of the album and shared another new song "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)."  More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Album, Share “Wish”

Pretty Years Due Out September 16 via Sinderlyn

May 23, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced a new album and shared its first single. Pretty Years is due out September 16 via Sinderlyn. Below is its first single, "Wish," which sounds a bit more ambitious than their previous work. Below also is the tracklist and cover art. More

Jan 30, 2015

Releasing their third LP LOSE last year, Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced plans for a new tour this spring. More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, and More

Plus New Tracks from J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz, Wampire, Chance the Rapper, Marrisa Nadler, Foxes in Fiction, and Others

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J (remixed by clipping.), Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz (covering Sibylle Baier), Wampire, Chance the Rapper (covering the theme song to '90s cartoon Arthur), Marrisa Nadler (covering Leonard Cohen), Foxes in Fiction, Terry Malts, Literature, Kamp!, Kate Boy, Purling Hiss, and more. More

Sep 11, 2013

Aiming to release their next album sometime next year, New York indie rock outfit Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced plans for a new month-long tour this fall. More

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Greetings from Cymbals Eat Guitars at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 16, 2012

Cymbals Eat Guitars check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Watch: Cymbals Eat Guitars - “Definite Darkness”

Playing at Under the Radar’s SXSW Friday Party

Mar 13, 2012

Cymbals Eat Guitars have premiered a video for "Definite Darkness" from their sophomore release Lenses Alien, which was released in August via Barsuk. Watch the video here. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Cymbals Eat Guitars. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Nov 30, 2011

Ahh…the innocence of kids, right? In the new Cymbals Eat Guitars video for Lenses Alien cut “Keep Me Waiting,” that’s not really the case. We have the clip.  More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Change Album Art

Announce New Tour Dates

Aug 26, 2011

You know how it goes, you write/record and album, pick a cool cover image and fling it out to the masses, right? Well for Cymbals Eat Guitars’ latest album Lenses Alien, there was another step—reworking their cover art. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Fall Tour Dates

Touring in Support of Forthcoming Lenses Alien

Jun 23, 2011

New York City quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced a U.S. fall tour in support of their forthcoming release, Lenses Alien. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Album

Barsuk Debut Due September 14

Jun 06, 2011

Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced the follow-up to their 2009 debut Why There Are Mountains. We have the details. More

Mar 07, 2011

Recently signed by Barsuk, Cymbals Eat Guitars have taken a step up to the major-indies. The band is celebrating by heading into the studio.  More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2011 Issue and Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Issue Includes Interviews with R.E.M., Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Lykke Li, Iron and Wine, Elbow, Duran Duran, Destroyer, and more

Feb 11, 2011

Under the Radar’s Winter 2011 issue is about to hit stands. The cover features Death Cab for Cutie, who gave writer Matt Fink insight into the band’s forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (due out in May). The issue also includes interviews with Bright EyesBritish Sea PowerThe DearsThe DecemberistsDestroyerThe DodosDuran Duran,ElbowIron and WineLykke LiR.E.M.TelekinesisToro Y MoiThe AntlersThe Big PinkCymbals Eat GuitarsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jens LekmanOkkervil RiverPanda BearVivian GirlsAnna CalviPorcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, Yuck, and more.


Aug 25, 2010

Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Thermals have decided to extend their fall trek with dates kicking off September 30th. We have the full slate of shows.  More

The Thermals and Cymbals Eat Guitars Plot North American Tour

Dueling Covers of "Ballad of Big Nothing" If We're Lucky

Jul 27, 2010

The Thermals and Cymbals Eat Guitars, two bands who obviously love the '90s, as evidenced by their respective covers of Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing," always seemed like they'd make great touring partners. And it's happening this fall, as the pair hit the road together. We have the dates. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars and Los Campesinos! to Tour Together

Cymbals Currently Touring with Bear in Heaven and Freelance Whales

Mar 31, 2010

Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced another tour, this time with Welsh indie popsters Los Campesinos!, in support of Cymbals’ debut album Why There Are Mountains. The tour immediately follows their current tour with Bear in Heaven and Freelance Whales. We have the dates. 

Photos From the Harvest of Hope Festival - Broken Social Scene, Dr. Dog, Billy Bragg, and more

Plus: The Mountain Goats, The Delta Spirit, Danielson, Cymbals Eat Guitars, matt pond PA, and more

Mar 26, 2010

The second annual fundraiser Harvest of Hope Foundation Music and Arts Festival took place in St. Augustine, Florida on March 12-14th, 2010, featuring three days of music and fun. We sent photographer Matt Jones down to capture the action. Includes photos of Broken Social Scene, Dr. Dog, Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, The Delta Spirit, Danielson, Cymbals Eat Guitars, matt pond PA, and more. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Plot U.S. Spring Tour

Bear In Heaven to Support

Dec 09, 2009

Brooklyn band Cymbals Eat Guitars is hitting the road in support of their debut, Why Are There So Many Mountains. In addition to closing out their year with three dates in Spain, they'll be launching a full-scale U.S. tour in March. Bear In Heaven Is slated to support. We have the dates. More

CMJ Music Marathon Announces Initial Lineup

Broadcast, Atlas Sound, School of Seven Bells, The Antlers, múm, Japandroids, and more

Aug 19, 2009

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced the initial performers for this year's event.Highlights include: Broadcast, School of Seven Bells, Atlas Sound, The Antlers, Local Natives, múm, Japandroids, Margaret Cho, The Very Best, Crystal Antlers, Portugal. The Man, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wild Light, Suckers, and more. More


Cymbals Eat Guitars

Innocence Lost

Dec 10, 2014

In the Kübler-Ross model of grieving, a crucial step for the individual is moving on from depression to acceptance after a life-altering loss. It's an oversimplification, but one that often holds true. For Cymbals Eat Guitars' frontman Joseph D'Agostino, the depression he suffered from the sudden death of his best friend and musical collaborator Benjamin High in 2007 has been understandably protracted. More

Dec 11, 2009

Under the Radar’s Best of the Decade/Year-End Issue features our Best of the Decade Artist Survey. For Under the Radar’s 7th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last decade and asked them for a list of their best albums of the decade. Some of the surveys didn’t make it in the issue and some answers from surveys that did make it in the issue had to be trimmed for space. Here's a Top 10 Best of the Decade list from Joseph D'Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars. More


Pretty Years

Pretty Years


Sep 12, 2016

It's been constant flux for Cymbals Eat Guitars since they seemingly came out of nowhere in 2009 with the excellent Why There Are MountainsMore



Aug 25, 2014

As Cymbals Eat Guitars further shape the band's sound, the quartet manages to strike a balance between radio-friendly material and experimental urges with LOSE, their third album. More

Lenses Alien

Lenses Alien


Sep 13, 2011

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ 2009 debut Why There Are Mountains foreshadowed a litany of indie bands mining the halcyon days of the ’90s for inspiration.  More

Why There Are Mountains

Why There Are Mountains

Sister's Den

Nov 09, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars make charmingly sloppy rock out of the indie hotbed of Staten Island, New York. At times, vocalist Johnny Ferocious channels Stephen Malkmus ("Cold Spring"), but the band sounds something more like mid-career Modest Mouse or Bright Eyes, creating lots of space to explore and following what would be small touches for another band for a minute or two. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars at the Black Cat, Washington, DC

September 30th, 2009

Nov 03, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars come to this performance on the heels of a rather successful debut. Why There Are Mountains was met with praise from several prestigious voices in the pop scene, including this very rag. And to be fair, I came to this performance with rather high expectations. More