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Cymbals Eat Guitars and a billion other bands play Pitchfork Fest.

June 29, 2009
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Wow, it's next year already? Once again, it's time for Pitchfork Fest and once again, we can't reserve space to talk about all the great bands playing the festival. So we'll only talk about Cymbals Eat Guitars. They won the dice roll. Sha-boom!

There are only four dudes in this Cymbals Eat Guitars? It sure sounds like 40. This young band from Staten Island makes a big sound, and not in the Broken Social Scene oh-everything-is-so-precious-and-chamber-and-orchestral sort of way. This is big sound in the indie ROCK, sort of way.

Cymbals Eat Guitars are primarily a -- wait for it -- guitar-driven band. Singer/guitarist Joseph "Ferocious" D'Agostino lets it all out. His urgent, slightly off-kilter vocals remind me a bit of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse meets Tim Kinsella. It's pretty much exactly what you want from your frontman. Well, what I want anyway. And he and his mates sure know how to make a simple opening guitar riff (and a little bit of keys) build into something more majestically optimistic. This music swirls and soars and distorts and dips. And it works. 4 members, my butt. I'm sticking with my 40 member theory.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE CYMBALS EAT GUITARS AT PITCHFORK FEST!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE CYMBALS EAT GUITARS AT BOTTOM LOUNGE!


Cymbals Eat Guitars play Pitchfork Fest at Union Park, on Sunday, July 18th. They also play Bottom Lounge later that night.

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