Cymbals Eat Guitars

TO DO LIST: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ 9th & Beats THIS SUNDAY!!!

Local favorites Mittenfields is the gooey delicious middle of the Oreo between C'ville's Left & Right and the blowing-up-all-over-the-where Cymbals Eat Guitars in a Sunday night three band show at 9th & Beats.

CEG has been described as "a marriage of classic pop forms and ambient haze that makes for a stark, dusky psychedelia" and their two latest albums were very well reviewed by Pitchfork. Mittenfields is one of the hardest working bands around and delivers THREE guitars for your listening enjoyment, and there's no real danger that the cymbals will actually eat any of them. I don't know a thing about Left & Right, but that's never stopped us from giving a group a good listen, so come on out and join us.

If you're still not convinced, Jana Hunter from Lower Dens will be DJing that night as well.  Hot Dang!

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TRACKING: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Hawk Highway"

SOUNDS LIKE: Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Nada Surf, The Wrens
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: These Staten Island boys offer up their first new song since last year's Lenses Alien

What might a Hawk Highway be? Could it be a literal road out in the midwest somewhere, or the path to the studio in Woodstock they cut this track? Whatever the case, this new song from Cymbals Eat Guitars is a great addition to their growing catalog.

Like most songs before them, "Hawk" is filed with more lines and metaphors that you can't be certain singer Joe D'Agosinto even knows what he's talking about.  He sings of having the heart of a dog, only then to exclaim the phrase "Tachycardia", the treatment for an irregular heartbeat.  So does the Hawk Highway lead to some warped veterinarian that treats human's with dog hearts?  Meanwhile, Brian Hamilton's touches of mellotron give the song a cinematic feel, while Matthew Whipple's bassline wraps around every piece of space it can. 

The song ends on the tongue twisting "See the ceiling sunlight swim", repeated five times fast to prove that it is possible to take on such a feat. And like a good rug it ties together this newly crafted song nicely, making their fans itch for more shoegaze anthems to come.