Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Why There Are Mountains

Why There Are MountainsThis is one lousy band name. Luckily their music, a weird mix of CaP’n JazzPavement and various noise bands like Single Frame and even, in a really oddball way, The Replacements, sounds so much like a mixture of bands that it ends up sounding like none of them. That said, they don’t believe in the chorus verse chorus thing, and there are a lot of breakdowns as their spastic goodness tends to spill all over the place. An enticing debut album for an unsigned band, each listen (partly because of the songs’ formless nature) opens new windows of fun. Was that a horn I heard?