Live Video: Cymbals Eat Guitars on the Morning Show

Jon Vachon

Jon Vachon

The Staten Island band Cymbals Eat Guitars have been getting a lot of buzz and rave reviews on their live shows and debut, Why There Are Mountains — and no wonder: their sound checks indie rock icons like Modest Mouse, Pavement, Built to Spill, even My Bloody Valentine at various times without sounding exactly like any of them. At times explosive, pensive, melodic and jagged, the album shows a band matured beyond their, mostly, young years (bassist Neil Berenholz, 32, is the oldest of the still-in-college bunch). Last week, Berenholz along with Joseph Ferocious (vocals and guitars), Brian Hamilton (keyboards), and Matthew Miller (drums) performed an exclusive set on the Morning Show with John Richards. Here’s “Wind Phoenix” from that session:

recorded at The Cutting Room Studios NYC
video by Louis Sparre/Electric Tweed

more photos by Jon Vachon:

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  1. Joshtown
    Posted June 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful video! Great session!

    I’m pretty sure the song is “Wind Phoenix” though (at one point in this post those words got flipped). So if you were wondering whether your readers are paying attention…

  2. Posted June 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the correction!

  3. Chin
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    are you guys going to add the performance to the live performance podcast?

  4. Posted June 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Quite possibly, but it will surely be up on our Streaming Archive sooner.

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