Cymbals Eat Guitars are gonna make it, after all. - Oh My Rockness

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Cymbals Eat Guitars are gonna make it, after all.

May 14, 2009
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There are only four dudes in this Cymbals Eat Guitars? It sure sounds like 40. This young band from Staten Island makes a big sound, and not in the Broken Social Scene oh-everything-is-so-precious-and-chamber-and-orchestral sort of way. This is big sound in the indie ROCK, sort of way.

Cymbals Eat Guitars are primarily a -- wait for it -- guitar-driven band. Singer/guitarist Joseph "Ferocious" D'Agostino lets it all out. His urgent, slightly off-kilter vocals remind me a bit of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse meets Tim Kinsella. It's pretty much exactly what you want from your frontman. Well, what I want anyway. And he and his mates sure know how to make a simple opening guitar riff (and a little bit of keys) build into something more majestically optimistic. This music swirls and soars and distorts and dips. And it works. 4 members, my butt. I'm sticking with my 40 member theory.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE CYMBALS EAT GUITARS AT BOWERY BALLROOM!


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BUY TICKETS TO SEE CYMBALS EAT GUITARS AT MERCURY LOUNGE!


Cymbals Eat Guitars play Bowery Ballorom, on Thursday, May 21st, at Southpaw, on Wednesday, May 27th, and at Mercury Lounge, on Thursday, June 4th.

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