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Following the January release of their celebrated second album, The Age of Fracture, CYMBALS close the year out with a limited edition 7" entitled What Eternity, featuring two new songs - 'Talk To Me' and 'Innocence'. Both songs were produced by Dreamtrak and mixed by Dan Rejmer. Marking the end of what has been an incredibly eventful twelve months, the 7" will be released on 1st December through Tough Love. Note to the collectors - 100 copies will be pressed on blue vinyl.
The songs on What Eternity come to the wider world at almost the same time they did to the band – both tracks were recorded in September of this year, very soon after CYMBALS returned from their first US tour. Emboldened by the reception they received from audiences in cities thousands of miles from home, a concerted effort was made to harness the energy and enthusiasm of those US shows and to create something that reflected the band right now. The circumstances around The Age of Fracture dictated it be recorded over a long period of time, whereas there is a immediacy to these new songs at odds with the long stretches of time that often bridge the gap between a song being recorded and its release – they are very much of the moment, both direct and vital. As such, they might well be CYMBALS’ best songs to date. As singer Jack, says:
"These songs are close to what I am feeling during this current moment, in other words this season, or the stretch of time from spring to autumn this year. They are a little more personal and introspective, which is some kind of difference for us. We don't want to explain them too much, given that so many words accompanied the album we wrote last year and released earlier this year - these songs have no notes with them, no explanations, no justifications. The only thing we should say is that the title is borrowed from a book by Marguerite Yourcenar, who herself borrowed it from a poem. We've messed with the punctuation and in so doing changed the meaning to suit what we wanted to say."
CYMBALS will be playing CMJ in New York next week, along with two shows in France. More live dates will be confirmed in the coming months.
16th Oct - MaMa Festival @ The Cigale, Paris
21st Oct - Cake Shop (17:45) / Glasslands (22:45), New York
22nd Oct - Cake Shop (21:20), New York
23rd Oct - Cameo Gallery (23:30), New York
24th Oct - Arlene's Grocery (16:30) / The Delancey (TBC), New York
25th Oct - Pianos (21:30), New York
20th Nov -Le Père Noël est-il un Rocker, Lille