Monday, July 11, 2011

Cymbals Eat Guitars-Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)

One of the best musical experiences I have is seeing Cymbals Eat Guitars open for Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and in what could have not been more than 40 minutes completely blew every single indie mind there with their insane indie rock that just magnified itself live. That entire show condensed into one song is the best explanation of what "Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)" sounds like. At it's core it's the best Built to Spill song Built to Spill never created (until now), but not only taking adding the nuances of the recent "'90s-indie-rock-sound-in-current-indie-music" sound (which in a way you could credit to Cymbals Eat Guitar for starting), not to mention several filters of everything from grunge to post-rock. The song is still shaped around Cymbals Eat Guitars' own version of "quiet-loud-quiet", but the band as managed to refine that sound so that the dramatics are no less powerful, but at that much more natural. Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album Lenses Aliens is out on August 30, and it is slightly mind blowing that this is only the opening track.


Cymbals Eat Guitar's Website
Pre-order Lenses Aliens here, at Barsuk Records

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