SOUNDS LIKE: Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Nada Surf, The Wrens
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: These Staten Island boys offer up their first new song since last year's Lenses Alien
What might a Hawk Highway be? Could it be a literal road out in the midwest somewhere, or the path to the studio in Woodstock they cut this track? Whatever the case, this new song from Cymbals Eat Guitars is a great addition to their growing catalog.
Like most songs before them, "Hawk" is filed with more lines and metaphors that you can't be certain singer Joe D'Agosinto even knows what he's talking about. He sings of having the heart of a dog, only then to exclaim the phrase "Tachycardia", the treatment for an irregular heartbeat. So does the Hawk Highway lead to some warped veterinarian that treats human's with dog hearts? Meanwhile, Brian Hamilton's touches of mellotron give the song a cinematic feel, while Matthew Whipple's bassline wraps around every piece of space it can.
The song ends on the tongue twisting "See the ceiling sunlight swim", repeated five times fast to prove that it is possible to take on such a feat. And like a good rug it ties together this newly crafted song nicely, making their fans itch for more shoegaze anthems to come.