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Cymbals Eat Guitars Lenses Alien Out this Week

Staten Island’s Cymbals Eat Guitars release their new album Lenses Alien this week. And a very fine piece of work it is too. Don’t take our word for it though – here’s justifiable praise:

“This is Cymbals Eat Guitars at an impressively high creative watermark still early in their career” DrownedinSound 8/10
“Dense with imagery and ambitiously complex music to match” The Guardian ****
“Another towering tumult from New Jersey’s noisests” Q

Which is nice.


Bad News

For those of you who are unaware, on Monday night our distributor’s warehouse was burned down, taking with it the stock of many fine indie labels great and small. With around 90% of our stock having been warehoused there, this obviously has implications for us in the short term. What we can say is that we will be repressing and getting our physical distribution in the UK and Eire back up and running as soon as is humanly possible.

In the meantime, what stock we have left is available for sale at our online store, and of course all our catalogue is still available digitally. Now would be a really good time to fill in those gaps in your Field Music collection, or get the Dutch Uncles album you always meant to buy.

Mainly, as Londoners born and bred, we wanted to say that it is a massively sad to see what is happening in our city, and our hearts go out to all the people who have lost homes and livelihoods in the course of the last three nights.

Matt and Ollie Memphis

Memphis Industries Lucky 13 Mixtape

So yeah, what with the 13 year anniversary being only 4 months off we thought we’d unveil a lovely mixtape of new, old, remixed and other stuff from our last 12 3/4s existence.

Lucky Thirteen: 13 years of Memphis Industries by memphisindustries

Don’t forget that on 30th november we’ll be hosting a 13th Anniversary do at Koko, with the Go! Team, Field Music, Dutch Uncles and Colourmusic all performing

Buy your tickets here

Elephant Allured / Actors Single out this Week

the very lovely Elephant release their second single Allured / Actors double A side for us this week – and very lovely it is too. Don’t believe us? Listen right here:
Allured / Actors by elephanttheband
And check out the video here


Cymbals Eat Guitars preview new single

Pitchfork (Cymbals Eat Guitar’s biggest fans) have today premiered the first single from CEG’s upcoming album ‘Lenses Alien’.

Rifle Eyesight (proper name), clocks in at a mammoth 8 minutes 30 and exemplifies Cymbal Eat Guitars’ genius flair for the load/quiet dynamic. It strikes a balance between the archaic and the inviting and is as much a document of doubts and contradictions as of irreverent joy.

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name) by memphisindustries

A little taster of all the things to come!