Joseph D’Agostino, the lead singer/songwriter of what seemingly now the defunct Cymbals Eat Guitars, has announced his new project Empty Country. Along with the announcement he has shared the new track “Ultrasound” as well as the B-Side “Jets”.
Here’s what Joe says regarding about “Ultrasound”: “My sister-in-law Robin was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in the summer of 2015. She is now NED (No Evidence of Disease!) and has been for more than three years. But whenever my wife Rachel goes in for her biannual examination and has imaging done, we are always pretty on-edge, to say the least. This song is about a bleak and scary week in January 2018 while we were waiting on a biopsy report following a suspicious-looking ultrasound. It features two of my heroes: Rachel on the high harmony and Charles Bissell of The Wrens on the low harmony.”
As for “Jets”: “It’s about tripping acid on Block Island in the Summer of 2018, and about the end of civilized society. FDT!”