Press Releases

Cymbals Eat Guitars

May 25, 2017


Listen: “Have A Heart”

Watch: “4th Of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)”

“Pretty Years,” that showcases the band at its peak. The soaring, wistful album plunges into quarter-life crises, Bruce Springsteen shout-outs and wild Fourth of July benders, with every song bursting with singalong potential.”
– The New York Times

“Cymbals Eat Guitars’ members have trafficked in a loose and effusive sound that recalls indie- and college-rock aesthetics informed by bands from The Replacements to Archers Of Loaf to Beach Slang and others who peer back to the 1980s and ’90s with fresh eyes and ears.”

“Every Cymbals Eat Guitars album has been dense, but none have covered as much ground as effectively as Pretty Years. With the help of producer John Congleton, who continues his remarkable streak of bringing out the best in nearly every act he works with, the band nods to some of the wilder arrangements of ’80s pop-rock records like Born in the U.S.A., Brothers in Arms, and Head on the Door. “

“…Pretty Years isn’t just the working artist’s lament. These songs are suffused with cosmic beauty, the wild nothing of D’Agostino’s emotive guitar tone spiriting the band toward a higher plane.”

“Pretty Years breaks down the barriers between rock subgenres — not surprising for a band that’s toured in recent years with Quicksand and Bob Mould and Brand New and Say Anything — and it ends up coming out sounding like what a rock album in 2016 ideally should.”
-Brooklyn Vegan

This Summer Cymbals Eat Guitars will be hitting the road, headlining shows across the U.S.. They will be accompanied by Palo Duro and Active Bird Community as well as a one off show with The Districts. The band is currently touring the east coast with Pixies.  Cymbals most recent album ‘Pretty Years’ was released in September and it was met with favorable reviews. Pitchfork gave it an 8.0 and SPIN ranked it #29 on their best albums of 2016. Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, & Noisey also did in-depth interviews around the time of the album’s release.
05-16-17 Washington, D.C. – Lincoln Theatre*
05-19-20  Boston, MA – House of Blues*
05-21 Boston, MA – Paradise*
05-23 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory*
05-24 New York, NY – Webster Hall*
05-25-26 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
6-1 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
6-8 Porto, Portugal – Nos Primavera Sound
6-22 Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell +
7-7 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
7-8 Chicago, Il – West Fest
7-9 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
7-11 Denver, CO – Globe Hall ^
7/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court %
7/14 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill%
7/15 Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer%
7/16 San Diego, CA – The Casbah%
7/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg%
7/19 Tucson, AZ – Congress%
7/21 Austin, TZ – Stubbs%
7/22 Dallas, TX – Three Links%
7/23 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall%
7/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
7/26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle #
7/27 Washington D.C -. Black Cat #
7/28 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery #* Opening for Pixies
+ w/ Polica & Yeasayer
^ w/ The Districts
% w/ Palo Duro
# w/ Active Bird Community