New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA this week delivers theri fifth full-length, CCXMD, through Nefarious Industries, as the band kicks off a run of tour dates across the Western US. With the album just days from release, the entire record is streaming through a PopMatters exclusive, posted alongside an interview with the band.
CINEMA CINEMA was established in 2008 by Brooklyn-born cousins Ev Gold (vocals/guitar) and Paul Claro (drums). They’ve been described as “experi-metal punks” by the Village Voice, “a jolt of adrenaline” by BrooklynVegan, and “feral and unrelenting” by Big Takeover.
In their feature on CCXMD, PopMatters calls the album, “…a sweeping release that is undoubtedly punk in spirit while also including doses of ambient and free jazz. If the New York City music scene has long been about marrying the raw aggression of frustrations of urban life with the heady, intellectual experiments of the avant-garde, CINEMA CINEMA prove themselves proud torchbearers on this latest sojourn.”
Hear CINEMA CINEMA’s entire CCXMD album early at PopMatters RIGHT HERE.
In support of CCXMD, CINEMA CINEMA begins a new tour in the coming days, leading with a one-off in Levittown, Pennsylvania this Saturday, November 2nd. A week later, the band will be across the country with shows throughout California, Nevada, and Texas through the middle of November. Expect additional tour dates to be posted throughout the months ahead.
CINEMA CINEMA Tour Dates:
11/02/2019 Mcstews’s – Levittown, PA
11/08/2019 Jerry’s Pizza & Pub – Bakersfield, CA
11/09/2019 Old Towne Pub – Pasadena, CA
11/10/2019 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
11/11/2019 El Rio – San Francisco, CA
11/12/2019 Ivy Room – Albany CA
11/13/2019 Sun Space – Shadow Hills, CA w/ Mike Watt & The Missingmen
11/14/2019 Z Ghost Presents – Fresno CA
11/15/2019 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
11/16/2019 Tradewinds Social Club – Dallas, TX
CINEMA CINEMA presents their fifth full-length, CCXMD. The duo takes a left turn from any previously recorded output, delving into ambient and atmospheric free-jazz territories, and inviting reed aficionado Matt Darriau – best known for his work with Grammy award-winning world-music ensemble The Klezmatics – to join the group for a collaborative, entirely improvised affair. Darriau had been a guest on the band’s 2017 LP Man Bites Dog, providing saxophone on a handful of tracks, and this time he brings more tools from his repertoire as the trio submerge themselves in the strange beauty of chaotic sound, found together in the moment.