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Cymbals Eat Guitars' "Wind Phoenix," Live ...


This performance of "Wind Phoenix" for KEXP, from Staten Island upstarts Cymbals Eat Guitars' buzzed about debut LP Why There Are Mountains , does well to capture their progress as a live band: the moments where the horizon-busting guitars and fluid, pulsing rhythms coalesce, moments where the lilt, fuzz and larynx-shredding squalls ring disjointed and flat. Maybe I'm still carrying the memory of seeing them twice in a week (once with the Antlers and White Rabbits at Bowery, and alone at Glasslands in Williamsburg two nights before), where I flipped all night between loving it and being left cold. On record they build their swelling and panoramic yet classic indie guitar rock more convincingly and consistently, earning all the favorable ....<br/><br/> 7:28 a.m. Friday 26th June 2009 EST
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