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Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien Tour

 The vocal range of Cymbal Eat Guitars’ singer, Joseph D’Agostino, has always reached far and wide, pushing all cylinders to the limit (while earning him the moniker Ferocious) one second, and then flowing effortlessly to a subtle serenade the next. On the band’s 2011 album, Lenses Alien (Barsuk Records), this impressive style continues but with a refined sense from when Cymbals’ first debuted on Why We Are Mountains in 2009.

It was that year that the New York City outfit made it’s way to Denver to perform in one of the smaller rooms at Monolith, easily packing out the place and causing many to go between open-mouthed awe and spastic glee.

John Agnello, the exec. producer whose past client list includes a cavalcade of stars, from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Patti Smyth, to Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and The Hold Steady (to mention just a few), has complemented the boys’ maturity in songwriting and crafting of sounds, while keeping bells-and-whistles at bay so the band’s rawness and proficiencies can shine through.

A hint of ‘90s style layering of guitars and eclectic interludes weaves in and out of Lenses Alien, touching on points of panic, hallucinatory trips down dark alleys, and lyrical epiphanies found in a Hunter S. Thompson pop-up book.

Cymbals Eat Guitars is currently touring the U.S. and arrives in Denver to perform at the Hi-Dive Saturday, October 15.

10-13 Boise, ID – Neurolux *
10-14 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
10-15 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
10-17 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. *
10-19 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
10-20 Madison, WI – High Noon *
10-21 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
10-23 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern *
10-25 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *^
10-27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^
with Hooray for Earth
^ with Beige


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