Video of the Moment #2128: Cymbals Eat Guitars

By on Friday, 1st July 2016 at 6:00 pm

We’re heading into an American holiday weekend (sorry, Brits), and so it makes sense that this final video before we get the weekend started is related to July 4th. New York band Cymbals Eat Guitars‘ ‘4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)’ is from their upcoming fourth album ‘Pretty Years’, out the 16th of September on Sinderlyn.

The song is actually a musical recounting of the band’s own experiences this time last year, when they road tripped to the City of Brotherly Love and no thanks to an inebriated friend, narrowly missed getting into a potentially fatally accident. The incident gave frontman Joseph D’Agostino a much needed jolt back to life after a period of lethargy, following the untimely death of a close friend. The forceful delivery of both vocals and instrumentation feel like the aural equivalent of the experience, as if a cautionary tale to avoid “your life just sliding by”. The video itself was filmed in Philadelphia, and you’re reminded of this as D’Agostino stands with various signs outside famous underpasses and the Rocky steps. Watch it below. For more on TGTF’s coverage of Cymbals Eat Guitars over the years, go here.


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