Cymbals Eat Guitars Get It
With the possiblepossibleexception of Modest Mouse's own Lonesome Crowded West, I don't think I've ever heard an album that sounds more like Modest Mouse's This is a Long Drive For Someone to Think About than Cymbals Eat Guitars' self-released debut. Why There Are Mountains
evokes Modest Mouse's debut not only in soundin addition to wayward
cellos and the explosions of noise for noise's sake, their singer
captures the slithering vocals and feral screams of a young Isaac
Brock, who in 1996 was possessed by the spirit of Black Francisbut
also in scope, with panoramic, cartography-themed songs that stretch
well beyond their natural conclusion. Like Modest Mouse's debut, it's
hungry and overreaching.
A couple more young bands like them, Los Campesinos! and No Age and indie-rock might actually begin to rock again.