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Cymbals Eat Guitars

June 29, 2017

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS SHARE “HAVE A HEART” VIDEO ON PITCHFORK START SUMMER TOUR NEXT WEEK ‘PRETTY YEARS’ OUT NOW VIA SINDERLYN

WATCH: Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Have A Heart”

“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.” 
– NPR

“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. “
– Pitchfork

“…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.”
– SPIN

“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

Today Pitchfork shared Cymbals Eat Guitars’ video for their third single “Have A Heart”. When speaking about the video the band said, “We gave our director Geoffray free reign to interpret the song any way but literally, and we were surprised at how boldly he reimagined it as a surrealistic call to political action. We were initially skeptical but his passion for the idea turned us around. Please visit ACLU.org and consider supporting.” 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. The band will be hitting the road this summer. Tour dates below.

TOUR DATES:
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 #

^ w/ The Districts
% w/ Palo Duro
# w/ Active Bird Community

Pretty Years – TRACKLISTING
01. Finally
02. Have a Heart
03. Wish
04. Close
05. Dancing Days
06. 4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)
07. Beam
08. Mallwalking
09. WELL
10. Shrine