Don’t Miss Cymbals Eat Guitars Tomorrow Night

October 26th, 2011

Joseph D’Agostino (vocals and guitar) and Matthew Miller (drums) began making music together while still in high school in New Jersey. A year after graduating, they decided to form a band. Needing more than just two guys, they turned to Craigslist. But before ever recording any music, that band, Cymbals Eat Guitars, earned the reputation as a live act not to miss. A few years later, the lineup changed and the group was now rounded out with Brian Hamilton (keys and vocals) and Matt Whipple (bass and vocals). The quartet’s first album, Why There Are Mountains, earned rave reviews and comparisons to Pavement and Built to Spill and found them out on the road with the likes of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and the Flaming Lips. Sometimes a stellar debut album can be tough to follow up on, but the band’s second release, this year’s Lenses Alien, proves that is not the case with Cymbals Eat Guitars (above, playing “Definite Darkness” for WFUV’s the Alternate Side). See them at The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.