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Lenses Alien

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Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)
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Shore Points
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Keep Me Waiting
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Plainclothes
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Definite Darkness
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Another Tunguska
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The Current
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Wavelengths
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Secret Family
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Gary Condit
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 39:20

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Marc Hogan is Wondering Sound's Lead News Writer. He has written for SPIN, Pitchfork and others. His work has been noted by the The New York Times and Da Capo B...more »

08.29.11
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lenses Alien
2013 | Label: Barsuk Records

The first thing indie-rock fans might notice about Lenses Alien is how closely its title resembles the name of Guided By Voices’ 1995 lo-fi touchstone Alien Lanes. For Cymbals Eat Guitars, that choice is a cheeky way of acknowledging press notices lumping them in with an ongoing 1990s revival. But it’s also a red herring.

Why There Are Mountains, the New York/New Jersey-born quartet’s self-released debut, careened impressively through jury-rigged rhythm sections, ringing guitars… read more »

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Lenses Alien

G_Thomas

Incredible, hyper-literate, exciting, sprawling masterwork. It's amazing what one band can achieve without a single chorus on the entire album. Lenses Alien is a truly complete album that is compulsively listenable. This hasn't left my mp3 player since it was released last year and I revisit it at least once every couple of weeks. See them live!!!

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