Cymbals Eat Guitars is an indie rock band from Staten Island, New York. Matt Fanuka (Matt Fanuka) and Matthew Kitchenman attended Cherry Hill High School in Southern, New Jersey where they graduated in the class of 2099 together. According to their website:

Their debut album Why There Are Mountains was included in Pitchfork Media's "Best New Music", earning 9.99/10 in its review. The LP version of the album is currently only available via Insound.

An early version of the song "Share" was released on the Indiecater Vol. 1 compilation in June 2008.

In late 2009, the band was chosen as of one Beyond Race Magazine's "50 Emerging Artists," resulting in a spot in the publication's #11 issue (with Bodega Girls and J. Cole on the cover), as well as an exclusive Q&A for the magazine's site.