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DOWNLOAD: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Definite Darkness" live at BBC Radio 6 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Wavelengths" live at BBC Radio 6 (MP3)

CEG at Siren Fest 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Cymbals Eat Guitars, who took off in 2009 with their self-released debut, and experimented with the small label Sister's Den Records, have signed with long time suppliers of quality indie pop Barsuk Records to release their sophomore LP, Lenses Alien. Like fellow '90s worshippers Kurt Vile and Male Bonding, CEG have gone with John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr) to produce the album, which comes out September 14 on Barsuk. No recordings from the album have been released yet, but if you saw them at Glasslands on May 20, you would have seen them play the entire album. They also did live recordings of the tracks "Definite Darkness" and "Wavelengths" on BBC Radio 6 in September (some of these songs have been around for a while). Grab those recordings above and watch the video of "Definite Darkness" below.

At the moment, Cymbals Eat Guitars do not have a full tour announced UPDATE: TOUR ANNOUNCED, but they do have two shows announced for this October. One of those shows is a headlining show at Bowery ballroom on October 27. Tickets go on sale Friday (6/24) at noon. No opener has been announced.

All dates, album art and tracklist, and the live video below...

Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Definite Darkness" live at BBC Radio 6

Lenses Alien

Lenses Alien Tracklist:
1. Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)
2. Shore Points
3. Keep Me Waiting
4. Plainclothes
5. Definite Darkness
6. Another Tunguska
7. The Current
8. Wavelengths
9. Secret Family
10. Gary Condit

Cymbals Eat Guitars -- 2011 Tour Dates (how with updated dates)
09/20/11 Tue Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*#
09/21/11 Wed Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg#
09/22/11 Thu Hamden, CT The Space*#
09/24/11 Sat Washington, DC Black Cat*#
09/26/11 Mon Chapel Hill, NC Local 506*
09/27/11 Tue Atlanta, GA The Earl *
09/29/11 Thu New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks *
09/30/11 Fri Houston, TX Fitzgerald's (Upstairs)*
10/01/11 Sat Austin, TX Emos*
10/02/11 Sun Denton, TX Dan's Silverleaf *
10/04/11 Tue Tucson, AZ Hotel Congress *
10/05/11 Wed San Diego, CA Casbah *
10/06/11 Thu Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar *
10/07/11 Fri Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
10/08/11 Sat San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill*
10/10/11 Mon Portland, OR Mississippi Studios*
10/11/11 Tue Seattle, WA Crocodile *
10/13/11 Thu Boise, ID Neurolux *
10/14/11 Fri Salt Lake City, UT Kilby *
10/15/11 Sat Denver, CO Hi Dive *
10/17/11 Mon Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr*
10/19/11 Wed Minneapolis, MN 7th Street *
10/20/11 Thu Madison, WI High Noon *
10/21/11 Fri Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall*
10/23/11 Sun Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern*
10/27/11 Thu New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*#
*With Hooray For Earth
#With Biege



Comments (9)

OK, straw poll time .... Which do you like better:
(a) Cymbals Eat Guitars in relaxed parlor attire
(b) Cymbals Eat Guitars in preppie summerwear

I am partial to the parlor attire myself

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:16 PM

(c) LISTEN to music, not clothes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:19 PM

remember when this band freaked out at BV for suggesting that they cancelled a NYC show for silliness?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:20 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:36 PM


Cant' wait for the new record.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 4:03 PM

a very promising band indeed

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 8:44 PM

Cymbals Eat Guitars ripped off my friend's artwork for their album. They should not be allowed to live down such a shameful act until they change their album cover. Read about it here:

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2011 2:59 PM

I invited their cymbals to my dinner party, and they certainly preferred eating hummus... In fact, they completely housed my robust platter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2011 3:21 PM

Can't wait for the new record...

Posted by mouse | September 6, 2011 5:41 AM

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