Staten Island’s Cymbals Eat Guitars third LP reflects on learning to cope with two very different types of loss and grief. Firstly, that of someone who has touched your life – in this case, the passing of frontman Joseph D’Agostino’s best friend and musical collaborator Benjamin High. And then there’s the loss of belief in something simple and universal, the idea that one album could universally change lives.
It’s fitting, then, that the album is called ‘LOSE’ but, as bassist Matthew Whipple says, there’s more to it than just the idea of something going missing. “While the record does deal with an overarching theme of personal loss and heartache, we specifically chose LOSE in its verb form as the title because of the myriad meanings it could have in the context of the listener’s life,” he explains. There’s something weirdly liberating about loss, resignation, abandonment, etc. It’s an invitation.”
Listen to the album in full below and pre-order it from iTunes to get an instant download of ‘Jackson’.