Watch Cymbals Eat Guitars’ new video before they hang at Roxy’s and play Allston this weekend

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for Cymbals Eat Guitars. The New York rock and roll band dropped its critically-acclaimed third record, LOSE, over the summer via Barsuk Records, getting high marks across the board from the usual online media tastemakers, including a recent nod as the 37th best record of 2014 by SPIN.

Last month they dropped a new video for standout jam “Warning,” a blistering track which we first heard blare through our XMU car stereo speakers while cruising down Memorial Drive, causing us to damn-nearly drive into the Charles. In the video, which was premiered by Pitchfork and available for your viewing pleasures below, teenaged British band Crosshair do the honors and stand in. Their placement as placeholders fits the band’s overarching theme for LOSE.

“There is a common thread that runs through all of the songs on LOSE, one of mourning or trying to hold onto something crucial that is slipping away,” Cymbals Eat Guitars write, collectively, in a presser. “There are a number of different ways to read into what that thing is, but a prominent one is a sense of music and fandom being central to one’s life as an adolescent or teenager. When we read Matthew Reed’s initial treatment for the “Warning” video, we were immediately taken with the idea of an actual band of kids at that precise moment in their lives performing our song as if it were their own. It captured the feelings we were trying to get at on the record perfectly.”

Now the band wraps up 2014 with a show at Brighton Music Hall in Allston this Saturday, December 13. It’s co-presented by Do617, and serves as our sister site’s final Last Call party of the year, as well. To celebrate, Do617 is also throwing a little afternoon gathering at the nearby Roxy’s Grilled Cheese brick and mortar shop from 4 to 6 p.m. for a Cymbals Eat Guitars pre-party, where drummer Andy Dole (formerly of Boston ’00s indie gents the Bon Savants) will spin the tunes, we nosh on grilled cheese, and drink all the Goose Island (hey sponsor shout out!) in the building.

Watch “Warning” below, then join us twice on Saturday: first at Roxy’s, then down the street at Brighton Music Hall, where we’ll all raise a glass to 2014.