Monday, October 4, 2010
Show Review - Cymbals Eat Guitars - 9/26/10 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh - Live Review
The band opened the set with a few songs off their debut album "Why There are Mountains," and then moved on to songs that were either new or what they referred to as "not very new" – which meant that they had played them live enough that the sound was tight and the tracks will almost definitely appear up on their upcoming sophomore album. Songs often wander into cerebral musical territory, similar to Animal Collective, drawing on precise musicianship punctuated by crashing outbursts of sound. For my money, bassist Matt Whipple held it all together with steady groove that maintained the pulse of the song at least as much as the drumming. The band summoned forth enough enthusiasm for the small crowd that there was no encore tonight - but the true encore will come in the form of their sophomore release in the coming year. I'm looking forward to it.