Empty Country (Cymbals Eat Guitars) sign to Get Better for debut LP, share song
Empty Country, the current project of Joseph D’Agostino, frontman of the now-defunct Cymbals Eat Guitars, released some very promising singles last year (including one featuring Charles Bissell of The Wrens), and said he'd be releasing his self-titled debut album on February 14 via Tiny Engines. Tiny Engines since ran into trouble, causing several artists to publicly part ways with the label, including Empty Country, who will now release the album on April 24 via Get Better Records (also home to Control Top, HIRS, and more). You can pre-order it here.
Along with the album news comes a third single, "Swim," which closes the album and which is a lovely six-minute indie rock ballad complete with strings, swirling atmospheres, and a characteristically great delivery from Joe. Listen below.
As we wrote previously:
Joe wrote, arranged, and produced the Empty Country album himself, with co-production and engineering by Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’. In addition to Charles Bissell, other contributors include Rachel Browne of Field Mouse (who Joe is married to) and Rachel’s sister/bandmate Zoë on backup vocals, Cymbals Eat Guitars drummer Anne Dole, Anne’s brother Pat on bass, and Zena Kay on pedal steel.