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Cymbals Eat Guitars Play the I Am Festival in New London
With Cymbals Eat Guitars, not much is predictable. Two minutes into "Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)," the first track from their 2011 album Lenses Alien, and you've heard three or four slices of music — complicated ones, segments that could be built into entire songs, with wandering, elliptical melodies, traces of stable keys here and there and guitarist Joseph D'Agostino's lyrics, which can be quite literal ("shot through the head / I'm coming up on an overpass / Rifle Eyesight was lying low in the high grass").
By Michael Hamad
September 4, 2013