Cymbals Eat Guitars are from the sixth borough of New York, Staten Island (Philly’s taken the fifth spot). Could we call them an even more distorted Pavement? We could. But we’d be lame if we did. “Like Blood Does” is the final track from the final track from 2009’s Why There Are Mountains. It’s also the best track, so I pretty much just ruined the whole album for you.
Bear in Heaven are from Brooklyn? With a name like that? With that ’80s meets indie meets psychadelia meets ?!? sound? Who could’ve know? Snark aside, 2009’s Bear Rest Forth Mouth is pretty spellbinding. “Lovesick Teenagers” is a standout among standouts. It seems to build and crescendo, but it never does: constantly resolving, never resolved.