Cymbals Eat Guitars – Indiana

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*** This is our song of the week (#4) and will be played on The Golden Maverick’s PowerFM show (99.5 FM) this Friday afternoon ***

I guess there is only so many times you can go to the well and come back with something thirst quenching. The template as espoused by Cymbals Eat Guitars is one that Stephen Malkmus had drawn up a decade previously yet Joseph D’Agostino has dreamed up a thousand new ways to make it sound fresh and exciting. ‘Why There Are Mountains’ has been knocking around chez hugger for almost a year at this stage yet it still reveals tempting nooks and crannies that up to now remained undiscovered. It’s an album of lavish ideas with many of the songs’ epic nature meaning their origins deviate wildly from their destiny. There are plenty of straight tunes too, like this gem ‘Indiana’ which finds D’Agostino in swaggering form alongside the bulging brass, dainty piano and multi-focused chords. A once in a generation outfit no doubt. KD

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Indiana

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Year: 2009

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  1. April 28, 2009
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    I love this tune!! Those horns, synths, and organs are magic, and his voice has just the right urgency. The noisy guitar is a nice touch as well.

  2. April 29, 2009
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    It’s a remarkable album Jeremy, epic’s all over the place.

  3. April 30, 2009
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    We had the album (a bought copy no less) turned to 11 in a mate’s gaf the other week. And it brought more “who are they” questions from people than I’ve heard in a long time.

  4. May 1, 2009
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    GH: You’ll be giving blogger’s a good name with that sort of unusual behaviour! A little birdie told me they may be coming over to play later in the year.

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