Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Album ‘LOSE’

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 05.13.14 in News

Cymbals Eat Guitars have shared the trailer and lead single from their third album, LOSE. Due out August 26th through Barsuk, the effort was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and inspired by the death of Benjamin High — a close friend and collaborator of frontman Joseph D’Agostino — and deals with issues of memory and our own mortality. Judging by their Instagram feed, the full-length also features vocal contributions from members of Zambri and Hooray For Earth. Here’s what D’Agostino had to say about it in a press release:

LOSE is a very apropos title because it refers not only to losing Ben, but also it’s about a sort of nostalgia, a longing for a time when music meant everything to you and your friends, and it seemed like one great rock record could change everyone’s life the way it changed yours. It’s about being in mourning for your long-held belief that music could literally change the world. That’s the contradiction at the heart of LOSE… You’re disillusioned, but somehow you can do nothing else but rail against that feeling mightily and try, once again, to make a record that makes you and everyone else “wake up wanting to listen to records.”

Listen to the opening track below, and be sure to scroll down for tour dates and an official album trailer…

Cymbals Eat Guitars - 'LOSE'

Cymbals Eat Guitars, LOSE (Barsuk, August 26th):
1. Jackson
2. Warning
3. XR
4. Place Names
5. Child Bride
6. Laramie
7. Chambers
8. Lifenet
9. 2 Hip Soul

Cymbals Eat Guitars tour dates:
8/20 New Haven, CT – Bar Night Club
8/21 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
8/22 Rockville Centre, NY – Vibe Lounge
8/24 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
8/26 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right