Staten Island-based indie-rock collective Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced their first full-length since 2014’s LOSE, along with with the lead single from the album, “Wish.” The band’s fourth LP, Pretty Years, drops September 16 through Sinderlyn and was produced by Grammy winner John Congleton. “Wish” is their first release since last year’s single “Aerobed,” from the Kevin Devine splits series.
“We wanted to make a more energetic record,” says bassist Matthew Whipple of the new record. “I personally looked to artists like Springsteen, ’70s Bowie, the Smiths, the Cure, Neil Young as inspiration for — not really for sound as much as for that dichotomy of bands who were entertainers still making, at times, weird dark music and writing songs that seem totally over-the-top by today’s rock band standards.”
Make a “Wish” below. (h/t Pitchfork)