Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose CD
The greatest strength of Lose
, the third full-length effort from indie vintage act Cymbals Eat Guitars, is its sense of perspective. For the first time, singer/songwriter/everything-doer Joseph D’Agostino is drawing from his own life, and much of what he has to say have notes of tragedy, some quite overt. The album itself was mainly inspired by events from his teenhood, including the death of his good friend and bandmate Benjamin High. Needless to say, LOSE is an emotionally involving record, but it’s more light than heat. Thankfully lacking the myopic, misdirected antagonism that often accompanies records of this nature, LOSE finds D’Agostino making peace with these experiences behind ever-improving songwriting.