New York rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars are currently touring in support of their new album ‘LOSE’. On Friday night, they opened for Bob Mould at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Playing mostly tracks from their new album, Cymbals Eat Guitars quickly won over the older crowd with their brand of classic inspired garage punk. Tracks like ‘Warning’ and ‘XR’ really resonated with the Boston crowd.
But Cymbals Eat Guitars don’t just draw influence from classic punk in sound alone, their onstage behavior is also reminiscent of the older punk bands like Fugazi. Vocalist/guitarist Joseph D’Agostino was all over the stage during their set, moving around like a wild man, even with his guitar in hand. Drummer Andrew Dole lead the percussive attack, contrasting incredibly well with D’Agostino’s vocals and manic guitar playing.
Cymbals Eat Guitars did something a lot of opening bands struggle to do, completely win over a crowd that wasn’t theirs. More than a few fans were seen picking up the new album at the merch table following their set.