Staten Island’s answer to revitalizing ’90s shoegaze and indie rock, Cymbals Eat Guitars have officially announced a month-long U.S. tour with their Omaha-based brethren Cursive. The band — made up of Joseph D’Agostino, Matthew Miller, Brian Hamilton, and Matthew Whipple — are riding high and mighty after the release of last year’s fantastically understated LP, Lenses Alien, and getting the chance to see them perform live will now become an absolute must on your 2012 concert calendar!

SPIN Magazine has described Cymbals Eat Guitars’ sound as reflecting “Built to Spill’s squall, Superchunk’s chug, and Modest Mouse’s string-bending strangeness,” and this hardworking indie rock outfit really surprised us last year with Lenses Alien. The group consistently takes guitar-driven rock into larger and certainly bolder directions, delivering all they’ve got with each track.

Be a part of Cymbals Eat Guitars’ tour by attending one of the dates below, and you’ll be so glad that you did. Be sure to follow them on their main Tumblr page for the latest news and ticket info, and check out Lenses Alien, which is available in multiple formats on their website via Barsuk. The music video for the single “Keep Me Waiting” is also below.

Cymbals Eat Guitars US Tour Dates

3/22 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA *
3/23 – The 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN *
3/24 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI *
3/25 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
3/26 – High Dive – Champaign, IL *
3/27 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI *
3/28 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *
3/29 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH *
3/30 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY *
3/31 – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON *
4/02 – Middle East (Downstairs) – Cambridge, MA *
4/03 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
4/04 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
4/05 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
4/06 – Black Cat – Washington, DC *
4/07 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC *
4/08 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
4/09 – Cafe Eleven – St. Augustine, FL *
4/10 – The Social – Orlando, FL *
4/11 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL *
4/13 – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX *
4/14 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX *
4/15 – Trees – Dallas, TX *
4/17 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN *
4/18 – Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY *
4/20 – Off Broadway Nightclub – St. Louis, MO *
4/21 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO *

* w/ Cursive, Conduits