August 16, 2011
As I pointed out in my Best Albums of 2011 (so far) list, this has been an amazing year for sophomore albums and from what I heard from Cymbals Eat Guitars, I have no reason to expect that their second album will be anything less then exceptional. The latest track released from the Staten Island indie rockers is the explosive “Definite Darkness”. The band takes everything I loved about their debut (powerful loud-soft dynamics, sweeping guitar, angst-ridden vocals, massive wall-of-sound production) and crams it into this monster of a song. For all the epic guitar wankery, what really makes the track succeed are the moments of cathartic beauty like the multi-part vocal harmonies of the outro.
Get the new album, Lenses Alien on 8/30 via Barsuk Records.
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