Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars Release “Have a Heart” Video Featuring Donald Trump, Standing Rock Protesters and More

Cymbals Eat Guitars have premiered a new video for "Have a Heart," the band's third single off their September album Pretty Years, via Pitchfork. Framed like a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 29, 2017

In 2016, Emo Entered Another Green World

Bands who were already uncomfortable with "emo" were branded with an even more derogatory term in 2016: "hippies." Modern Baseball grew their hair long; Evan…
Ian Cohen / December 19, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Stream Cymbals Eat Guitars’ New Album Pretty Years

Staten Island-bred indie-rock quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars have a new album, Pretty Years, streaming today via NPR. The band first announced the record in May, meaning we've been…
Anna Gaca / September 8, 2016

Listen to Cymbals Eat Guitars’ Wistful New Track, ‘Have A Heart’

Staten Island indie-rock quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars are back with another track from their forthcoming record, Pretty Years (out September 16 on Sinderlyn). While the cover art…
Ilana Kaplan / August 15, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars Wanna Be Well

Standing in the middle of the crowd for Philadelphia DIY maestro Alex G’s show at Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right, Joseph D’Agostino has…
Andrew Unterberger / June 30, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Avalanches, Portishead, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from resurfaced Australian dance heads, Southern guitar-slingers, and more.
SPIN Staff / June 24, 2016

It’s Already ‘4th of July’ if You’re Cymbals Eat Guitars

You may not have nailed down your Independence Day plans yet, but Staten Island noisemakers Cymbals Eat Guitars have a suggestion: "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)," the…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Strokes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from East Coast keepers of the classic rock flame,…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars Share New Song ‘Wish,’ Announce Upcoming Album

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…
Natalie Caamano / May 23, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars’ New Single Is as Quietly Comforting as an ‘Aerobed’

Over the course of 2015, singer-songwriter Kevin Devine's been curating a series of splits for New York/Philadelphia label Bad Timing Records, enlisting pals and fellow…
Colin Joyce / October 29, 2015

SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Tri-State indie true believers Cymbals Eat Guitars had a big 2014, releasing their third album, LOSE, to critical acclaim and touring in support of alt-rock elder statesman…
Andrew Unterberger / December 17, 2014

Watch Cymbals Eat Guitars’ ’90s-Tinged ‘Keep Me Waiting’ Video

Ah, kids these days. Or should we say "kids those days"? The new video (via Consequence of Sound) from Cymbals Eat Guitars' gorgeously grandiose 2011…
Marc Hogan / November 30, 2011

Breaking Out: Cymbals Eat Guitars

By the time Cymbals Eat Guitars' Joseph D'Agostino was 15, he'd already amassed a formidable stockpile of ?instruments in his suburban South Jersey bedroom. There…
Caryn Ganz / September 9, 2011

Cymbals Eat Guitars, ‘Lenses Alien’ (Barsuk)

Old-school indie purists could use a modern hero, and while it may be unfair to peg Cymbals Eat Guitars as '90s revivalists, their second album…
Josh Modell / August 30, 2011
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