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Cymbals Eat Guitars told us their favorite albums of 2014; tour with Alex G starts soon (updated dates)

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by PSquared)
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Cymbals Eat Guitars put out their great third record, LOSE, earlier this year, which is starting to land on year-end lists like Jeff Rosenstock’s. The band also gave us their own list of their favorite albums of 2014, which includes Foxing (who joined them on their tour with Brand New), Joyce Manor (who also toured with Brand New this year), Alex G (who’s opening CEG’s upcoming tour), Beyonce‘s late 2013 release and more. Check out their whole list, with commentary, below.

That Cymbals Eat Guitars/Alex G tour begins next week, coming to NYC on December 12 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

CEG have also reissued their 2009 debut, Why There Are Mountains, which was initially self-released, on their current home of Barsuk Records. You can pick that up on vinyl here for the holiday sale price of $12.80, and they’ll also have copies on their December tour.

CEG’s year-end list and list of dates below…

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ Favorite Albums of 2014

Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
This record is awesome. Instantly knowable melodies. Sometimes I listen twice in one sitting.

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Best singer in rock, among many other possible superlatives. But wow his voice on this record is so killer.

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
It’s so great that an event record this huge came out this year. It was fun to talk about a record with everyone instead of TV for a change.

Foxing – The Albatross
Happy this saw a proper label release this year so we could include it because we love these guys.

Hooray For Earth – “Racy” (from RACY)
Pro-tip for music supervisors: this song will make America feel all of the feels. Sad they called it a day. :(

Alex G – DSU
This record is so special I’m not sure what to say about it other than go listen now and give it your full attention.

Manchester Orchestra – COPE
Produced by our pal John Agnello, who said it was mostly hits. We listened and it was true!

Grace Jones – “Original Beast” (from the Hunger Games)
Heeeere’s Grace! This song is fire. It’d be even cooler if she sang it in the movie.

Cymbals Eat Guitars — 2014/2015 Tour Dates
Dec 10 DC9 Nightclub Washington, DC *
Dec 11 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA *
Dec 12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY *
Dec 13 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA *
Dec 14 The Low Beat Albany, NY *
Dec 20 KEXP Yule Benefit – Neumos Seattle, WA
Jan 12 THE GARAGE London, United Kingdom
Jan 15 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
Jan 16 Covo Club Bologna, Italy
Jan 17 Südpol Lucerne, Switzerland
Jan 19 Le Point Ephemere Paris, France
Jan 20 Paradiso Noord Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 21 TRIX BAR Borgerhout, Belgium
Jan 22 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Jan 23 Nachtleben Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 24 Frannz Club Berlin, Germany
Jan 26 Molotov Hamburg, Germany
Jan 27 Radar Århus, Denmark
Jan 28 Loppen Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 30 Södra Teatern Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 31 Parkteatret Oslo, Norway

* – w/ Alex G

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