"Technically NYC"

From Cymbals Eat Guitars upcoming full-length LOSE, out August 25, 2014.

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“It’s been like this dark undercurrent in everything that I’ve written in my life so far […] and now it’s not an undercurrent, it’s totally explicit. And it’s all out there. And I do feel like I can begin to write about other things in an equally honest and forthright way. Which is really liberating. I’ve kind of said my truth at this point. So we’ll see what that becomes.”

Stereogum have run the first interview with Cymbals Eat Guitars about new record, LOSE (out 25th August). Read it here.

That same site have also premiered new track, ‘Chambers’, a song about 'dealing with the loneliness and alienation that comes from living in that part of New York, and the anxiety of watching your family grow older.' That’s the song in the Soundcloud player the top.

Pre-order LOSE here

"The feedback is swirling, the howls are guttural, and every beat hits like a Hulk smash" - Stereogum

Stereogum have premiered ‘Unhinged’, a new track by AUTOBAHN taken from forthcoming EP, 2.

Pre-order 2.
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12”

AUTOBAHN live

Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show
Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show
Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton
Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield
Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

One hundred beers of solitude….

Taken from the mini-album, Furious Sons

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12”& CD gatefold set

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Tough Love is excited to announce that it will be releasing the new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars on 25th August. LOSE is the New York band’s third album, and was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). 
As the title infers, the album is a meditation on loss, and stands as a cathartic tribute to the death of friend and collaborator, Benjamin High. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino explains:
“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.”
'Jackson', the opening track on the album, is streaming below. LOSE will be available on CD, LP and download.
Tracklisting1. Jackson2. Warning3. XR4. Place Names5. Child Bride6. Laramie7. Chambers8. LifeNet9. 2 Hip Soul

Tough Love is excited to announce that it will be releasing the new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars on 25th August. LOSE is the New York band’s third album, and was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.).

As the title infers, the album is a meditation on loss, and stands as a cathartic tribute to the death of friend and collaborator, Benjamin High. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino explains:

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.”

'Jackson', the opening track on the album, is streaming below. LOSE will be available on CD, LP and download.

Tracklisting
1. Jackson
2. Warning
3. XR
4. Place Names
5. Child Bride
6. Laramie
7. Chambers
8. LifeNet
9. 2 Hip Soul

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Brooklyn Vegan have premiered new AUTOBAHN track, ‘Ulcer’, taken from their forthcoming second EP, appropriately titled 2. Available as a 3-track, one-sided 12” (ltd to 300 copies) and download. 
Pre-order AUTOBAHN 2.iTunes12” 
Live Thu 22nd May @ The 100 Club, London w/White Lung Fri 23rd May @ The Duchess, York w/Chameleons Vox Sun 25th May @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/Chameleons Vox Mon 26th May @ Fruit, Hull w/Chameleons Vox Fri 20th Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Proud), London Sat 21st Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Lock Tavern), London Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

Brooklyn Vegan have premiered new AUTOBAHN track, ‘Ulcer’, taken from their forthcoming second EP, appropriately titled 2.

Available as a 3-track, one-sided 12” (ltd to 300 copies) and download.

Pre-order AUTOBAHN 2.
iTunes
12”


Live
Thu 22nd May @ The 100 Club, London w/White Lung
Fri 23rd May @ The Duchess, York w/Chameleons Vox
Sun 25th May @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/Chameleons Vox
Mon 26th May @ Fruit, Hull w/Chameleons Vox
Fri 20th Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Proud), London
Sat 21st Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Lock Tavern), London
Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show
Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show
Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton
Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield
Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

"Expansive, inventive and weird in all the right ways" - Line of Best Fit
"Triumphant" - Fake DIY
"Fuzzy pop with big dreams" - NME

Learning To Vanish
, the debut release by Jr. Sea, is out on download & tape this week. The Line Of Best Fit are streaming it in full now


Buy Learning To Vanish
tape w/download (ltd ed. 50)
iTunes

Listen to ‘Holiday From Pain’, a new track taken from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish, out next week.

Pre-order Learning To Vanish
Tape w/download (ltd ed. 50)
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Biography
Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.

Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa. It will be released as a limited edition cassette tape and download on 7th April via Tough Love.

1. Woke Up Backwards
2. I’m Hungry
3. Holiday From Pain
4. Drowned In Paradise
5. Out of Body Auto-Reply
6. Horror of Home
7. Be Good
8. Weather System Yawning

www.learningtovanish.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/jrsea

"Yvette are a noise-rock duo from Brooklyn who manage to turn drilling sounds and drones, the hum and clatter of machinery, into riveting entertainment."
YVETTE are new band of the day on the Guardian. Listen to two new songs below, and pre-order the album nowiTunesTough Love - limited LP

"Yvette are a noise-rock duo from Brooklyn who manage to turn drilling sounds and drones, the hum and clatter of machinery, into riveting entertainment."

YVETTE are new band of the day on the Guardian. Listen to two new songs below, and pre-order the album now

iTunes
Tough Love - limited LP





This morning The Line of Best Fit premiered ‘I’m Hungry’, the lead track from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish - an 8-track cassette tape limited to just 50 copies, released 7th April via Tough Love. Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa.
Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.
Pre-order the limited edition tape (50 copies) w/ free download HERE.
Tracklisting1. Woke Up Backwards2. I’m Hungry3. Holiday From Pain4. Drowned In Paradise5. Out of Body Auto-Reply6. Horror of Home7. Be Good8. Weather System Yawning
More Jr. Sea:www.learningtovanish.tumblr.comwww.facebook.com/jrsea

This morning The Line of Best Fit premiered ‘I’m Hungry’, the lead track from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish - an 8-track cassette tape limited to just 50 copies, released 7th April via Tough Love. Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa.

Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.

Pre-order the limited edition tape (50 copies) w/ free download HERE.

Tracklisting
1. Woke Up Backwards
2. I’m Hungry
3. Holiday From Pain
4. Drowned In Paradise
5. Out of Body Auto-Reply
6. Horror of Home
7. Be Good
8. Weather System Yawning

More Jr. Sea:
www.learningtovanish.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/jrsea

"Big Ups sound like the solution. Now we just need to work out what the problem is." 
BIG UPS are New Band of the Day on the Guardian, ahead of their debut UK tour next week. Buy Eighteen Hours of Static  Amazon - http://smarturl.it/eighteenhoursamazon iTunes - http://smarturl.it/eighteenhoursitunes February 24th - Start The Bus, Bristol - free entry 25th - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool  26th - Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds - free entry 27th - The Old Blue Last, London - free entry 28th - Bermuda Triangle, Brighton

"Big Ups sound like the solution. Now we just need to work out what the problem is."


BIG UPS are New Band of the Day on the Guardian, ahead of their debut UK tour next week.

Buy Eighteen Hours of Static
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/eighteenhoursamazon
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/eighteenhoursitunes

February
24th - Start The Bus, Bristol - free entry
25th - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
26th - Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds - free entry
27th - The Old Blue Last, London - free entry
28th - Bermuda Triangle, Brighton


Taken from the album, Process by YVETTE, released on 5th May 2014 in Europe on Tough Love. Many thanks to GODMODE.


Pre-order the limited edition LP here
&&& CALL IT A PROCESS &&&
This record doesn’t exactly go down easy. Not that it’s misanthropic. Far from it. The first track says it all: YVETTE are pure pleasure. Loud and live and just bizarre. Some songs sound like the end of days, others like spells and sacrifices. It’s hard to imagine the people making this music as actual human beings with day jobs and girlfriends and health insurance. Frankly it’s hard to think or do much of anything when this record is on. The music has a way of throttling you, pinning you down, really scaring the shit out of you. Good stuff.
We are in the midst of an unfortunate Music As Term Paper era, where experimental artists don’t write music so much as theories about music. Some of that stuff is passable in a ‘sounds good drunk at a museum’ kind of way. But it’s a drag to listen to, never that rewarding to think about, and the worst kind of exclusive. Without the theory, you can’t hear their song…
YVETTE take the opposite approach. The music is not anti-intellectual, but given their emphasis on the physical, I’d say it’s anti-intellectualizing. You don’t need a theory to get this record. If anything, you need to be deprogrammed. A lot of these songs strike me as doing just that – trying to teach us how to get past our own bullshit. To forget how to listen, to remember how to hear. Move through the signifiers, the context, the endless referentiality. Melt us to the core until all we feel is the thing itself.
And so we get a song like “Attrition.” On one hand, it’s the most straightforward thing on the record. On the other, the song doesn’t feel built up so much cut in half – bones and nerves and ventricles all firing in plain sight. Like one of those human anatomy sculptures, you experience all layers, all at once. You could say YVETTE have a way of taking you out of your own skull, but if only for the sake of tidy metaphor, let’s go with the converse: YVETTE never want you to forget you are a body.
These are songs, to be sure – just not songs you merely listen to. Your entertainment is a by-product of some hidden spiritual agenda. Here I go again with the voodoo stuff. Maybe it’s because it’s all so elemental – the pummeling toms (“Carbon Copy”), the three-note cherub melody that morphs with every repetition (“Everything In Reverse”), the painful blasts of feedback (“Tempered Glass”) and sub-bass (“Absolutes”) – but these songs really do something to you. They really shake you up.
For all this talk of getting back to nature, I owe you an admission: We didn’t exactly shit this one out. The band and I recorded live in a converted auto garage, with cranky wiring and bad isolation and no chance whatsoever this would sound like a studio record. It was a cursed space, and what I witnessed those weekends was nothing short of a seance. (If you listen closely, you can hear the fallen hum.) Most songs went through eleven or twelve rounds of remixing, never to build up but to break down, to get the sound rawer, to rid the music of any and all deliberation. Call it a process, he says!
This record took over our lives for many months – the first thing we thought about when we woke up, the last thing we thought about before we went to sleep. We will not profit off this record, most people will not hear it, and of those who do, many will not like it. We could protect our egos with visions of life after death, but that’s the worst kind of hubris. The night before we turned in final mixes, I just had to know. “Why did we do this?” I asked Noah. “What are we doing?”
He couldn’t tell me. Neither could I. But such is the privilege of being a servant – of humbling ourselves before a vision much bigger than either of us realized.
-Nick Sylvester
YVETTE:Noah Kardos-Fein: guitar, vocals, electronicsDale Eisinger: drums, electronicsPROCESS:Recorded at Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NYMixed at Sound City, Brooklyn NYMastered by Sarah Register at The Lodge, New York NYProduced by Nick Sylvester

Taken from the album, Process by YVETTE, released on 5th May 2014 in Europe on Tough Love. Many thanks to GODMODE.

Pre-order the limited edition LP here

&&& CALL IT A PROCESS &&&

This record doesn’t exactly go down easy. Not that it’s misanthropic. Far from it. The first track says it all: YVETTE are pure pleasure. Loud and live and just bizarre. Some songs sound like the end of days, others like spells and sacrifices. It’s hard to imagine the people making this music as actual human beings with day jobs and girlfriends and health insurance. Frankly it’s hard to think or do much of anything when this record is on. The music has a way of throttling you, pinning you down, really scaring the shit out of you. Good stuff.

We are in the midst of an unfortunate Music As Term Paper era, where experimental artists don’t write music so much as theories about music. Some of that stuff is passable in a ‘sounds good drunk at a museum’ kind of way. But it’s a drag to listen to, never that rewarding to think about, and the worst kind of exclusive. Without the theory, you can’t hear their song…

YVETTE take the opposite approach. The music is not anti-intellectual, but given their emphasis on the physical, I’d say it’s anti-intellectualizing. You don’t need a theory to get this record. If anything, you need to be deprogrammed. A lot of these songs strike me as doing just that – trying to teach us how to get past our own bullshit. To forget how to listen, to remember how to hear. Move through the signifiers, the context, the endless referentiality. Melt us to the core until all we feel is the thing itself.

And so we get a song like “Attrition.” On one hand, it’s the most straightforward thing on the record. On the other, the song doesn’t feel built up so much cut in half – bones and nerves and ventricles all firing in plain sight. Like one of those human anatomy sculptures, you experience all layers, all at once. You could say YVETTE have a way of taking you out of your own skull, but if only for the sake of tidy metaphor, let’s go with the converse: YVETTE never want you to forget you are a body.

These are songs, to be sure – just not songs you merely listen to. Your entertainment is a by-product of some hidden spiritual agenda. Here I go again with the voodoo stuff. Maybe it’s because it’s all so elemental – the pummeling toms (“Carbon Copy”), the three-note cherub melody that morphs with every repetition (“Everything In Reverse”), the painful blasts of feedback (“Tempered Glass”) and sub-bass (“Absolutes”) – but these songs really do something to you. They really shake you up.

For all this talk of getting back to nature, I owe you an admission: We didn’t exactly shit this one out. The band and I recorded live in a converted auto garage, with cranky wiring and bad isolation and no chance whatsoever this would sound like a studio record. It was a cursed space, and what I witnessed those weekends was nothing short of a seance. (If you listen closely, you can hear the fallen hum.) Most songs went through eleven or twelve rounds of remixing, never to build up but to break down, to get the sound rawer, to rid the music of any and all deliberation. Call it a process, he says!

This record took over our lives for many months – the first thing we thought about when we woke up, the last thing we thought about before we went to sleep. We will not profit off this record, most people will not hear it, and of those who do, many will not like it. We could protect our egos with visions of life after death, but that’s the worst kind of hubris. The night before we turned in final mixes, I just had to know. “Why did we do this?” I asked Noah. “What are we doing?”

He couldn’t tell me. Neither could I. But such is the privilege of being a servant – of humbling ourselves before a vision much bigger than either of us realized.

-Nick Sylvester

YVETTE:
Noah Kardos-Fein: guitar, vocals, electronics
Dale Eisinger: drums, electronics
PROCESS:
Recorded at Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed at Sound City, Brooklyn NY
Mastered by Sarah Register at The Lodge, New York NY
Produced by Nick Sylvester

Yesterday CYMBALS shared the opening track from their new album The Age Of Fracture. ‘Winter ‘98’ is available to stream now via The Guardian.

A few chords of ‘Winter 98’ were first heard closing the short film with which CYMBALS first announced The Age Of Fracture. The film, in keeping with the literary inspiration running through the album, was centred around an original poem from British poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine.

Pre-order The Age of FractureiTunes
Limited edition gatefold double vinyl (pink)

CYMBALS tour in February
Feb 4th - Electrowerkz, London
Feb 6th - Limelight, Belfast
Feb 7th - Workman’s Club, Dublin
Feb 8th - Cyprus Avenue, Cork