Hailing from the New York / New Jersey region of our fine country, Cymbals Eat Guitars are purveyors of some of the finest psych-pop this side of Cookie Mountain. Their new EP, Lenses Alien, which was originally releasing in September, had the release date pushed up to August 30, so you can grab it right now from Barsuk. You can also grab a couple free tunes from their Epitonic page. But before you do, download this guest playlist curated by CEG's very own Matthew Whipple. He's chosen some fine tunes from all spectrums of the rock and roll rainbow

"What a cool site! Here are some tracks by artists who were inspirational when it came to the hot new sound of Cymbals Eat Guitars as well as some stuff we're digging lately. Check it out!"

Spacemen 3 - "Revolution"

Sonic Youth - "The Empty Page"

Yuck - "Get Away"
Could that guitar hook be any more perfect? Great band. Not revivalists.

Male Bonding - "Bones"
Shout out to Uncle John.

Kurt Vile - "Baby's Arms"
Shout out to Uncle John, pt.II.

Deerhunter - "Helicopter"
Deerhunter's show in Philly back in October 2010 was one of the best shows we've ever seen.

Superchunk - "Digging For Something"
Everyone seems to think our new album sounds like this, which is wonderful.

Polvo - "Tragic Carpet Ride"
Everyone seems to think our new album sounds like this, which is wonderful, pt. II.

The Wrens - "As I've Known"
Under "Similar Artists" on The Wrens Epitonic profile, it says "Big Black."

Matmos - "The Struggle Against Unreality"
Brian digs Matmos.

[Editor: At this point, Matthew's reached his 10 track playlist limit. But because we love hungry Cymbals so miuch we'll let him break the rules. Click on the artist names below and download the Boris and M83 tunes.]

Boris - "Farewell"
We might need a headset mic for our drummer.

M83 - "Midnight City"
Can't wait for this record!