Cinema Cinema, the full-throttle, experimentally-inclined rock duo from Brooklyn has been locked away in the practice room since returning from a lengthy European tour readying
new material to take into record later this week. Cousins Ev Gold (vocals & guitars) and Paul Claro (drums) we are recording @ BC in Brooklyn with Martin Bisi at the helm. They are tracking 12/27 thru 1/1, then mix all thru January and master with fred kevorkian in February. They take a break from recording to play a 6th anniversary show on Saturday, January 11, headlinig the Grand Victory in Brooklyn
This will be the follow up to their second full length release MANIC CHILDREN & the SLOW AGGRESSION (recorded with producer/engineer Don Zientara, known for his work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, & Bikini Kill among others).
Cinema Cinema first formed in the band members’ native Brooklyn in 2008. The decision to do 100 shows in their 2nd year of the band’s existence would prove pivotal. Touring that extensively in support of their 2008 self-released debut LP, EXILE BABY, taught the band countless invaluable lessons. Functioning fully under the D.I.Y. umbrella helped to further instill a serious minded work ethic. EXILE BABY would go on to crack the CMJ Top 200.
By middle 2010, the duo had crafted almost a double album’s worth of new material and began honing it night in and out on the road, crossing two countries as well as 16 states.
The band headed to Don Zientara’s Arlington, VA-based studio at the end of 2010, their sessions yielding close to 80 minutes of music and the duo released three songs worth as the SHOOT THE FREAK EP in 2011, as an introduction to the frantic, mind-bending music they’d created. They coupled this release with their customary relentless touring, which included opening for Greg Ginn on three separate runs through the Southwest late that same year, having first toured with him on the East Coast mid 2010. Summer 2012 tour dates with Greg are being planned and they also recorded with Ginn on bass done early in 2012 at SST in Texas. They opened dates for Greg Ginn’s reformed Black Flag as well as headlining throughout most of 2013, ending with an extended European tour.
In 2013, besides steady gigging they released their version of PJ Harvey’s “50 Foot Queenie” as a single. The track was originally recorded for the From 93 To Infinity compilation, being released in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of New Jersey’s Dromedary Records label. Cinema Cinema were originally approached about play the label’s annual show benefitting the “Roots & Wings” foundation: Roots & Wings provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, educational support, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency. After playing the sold-out benefit show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ they were asked to contribute a track to From 93 To Infinity the with all the material appearing being covers of songs that originally appeared in 1993. After considering Fugazi’s “Facet Squared” and “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana they chose “50ft queenie” as an opportunity to stretch as artists and connect with the strong female artistic energy of the song’s composer.
After recording their own album they plan on recording with horn player, Matt Darriau – as “CCMD” in the early part of 2014.
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