Biography

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.

Touring extensively through the past decade, the duo has performed over four-hundred-fifty shows across eleven countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and most of the continental US. CINEMA CINEMA has toured alongside Greg Ginn seven times with various SST Records projects, including a fifty-plus-date 2014 North American tour opening for Black Flag, and has toured Europe six times including a 2013 stint in support of Martin Bisi Band and a run of summer festival dates in 2016. The band appears in and has contributed music to the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio.

Record Store Day 2018 saw CINEMA CINEMA‘s inclusion on Crooked Beat Records’ Recutting The Crap, Volume Two, with a track produced by Don Zientara (Inner Ear Studios, Fugazi, Bad Brains). Also, BC35, a celebration of the 35th anniversary of BC studio – with members of Swans, Sonic Youth, Cop Shoot Cop, Alice Donut and many more, was released via Bronson Recordings in April 2018, including a musical contribution from the band.

CINEMA CINEMA now 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.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMD on November 1st. Watch for cover art, audio samples, preorders links, and more to be posted in the days ahead.

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Full Album Stream: BEDTIMEMAGIC “Pillow Talk” – Decibel Magazine

BEDTIMEMAGIC really doubled down on the misnomers with debut studio LP Pillow Talk. Perhaps the only hint that their music doesn’t have much in common with love-making is the fact that their moniker is in all caps. It’s hard to imagine someone getting down and dirty to the anxiety-provoking noise rock on the ten-song album. […] BEDTIMEMAGIC shout and strum akin to the best of Amp Rep and Sub Pop.” – Decibel Magazine

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CINEMA CINEMA: CCXMD – Invisible Oranges

“Weird music for weird people. This is art punk’s finest taken to their furthest extreme. CINEMA CINEMA’s collaboration with Matt Darriau is wild — somehow free jazz, art punk, and Modern (that’s with a capital M, mind you) at the same time, CCXMD‘s wide, unbridled music is as intelligent as it is unintelligible.” – Jon Rosenthal / Invisible Oranges

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CINEMA CINEMA Pack Spectacularly Freeing Weirdness Into Their New ‘Art Punk’ – Captured Howls

“The new album CCXMD from the Brooklyn-area “art punk” group CINEMA CINEMA packs personalized glorious weirdness into sprawling, completely unpredictable songs. […] The way in which this group dials into fierce, even irresistible melodicism even while exploring the outer reaches of chaos makes their music super memorable. CCXMD tells a “story” of venturing out into the outer reaches of sound and the more directly “real-world” elements it expresses and not just finding but furiously grasping onto a core of empowering individuality.” – Captured Howls

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CINEMA CINEMA: CCXMD Album Review – SonicAbuse

CCXMD sees the band further their horizons by recruiting Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics) for a jazz-infused, largely improvised session that edges into territory that Thurston Moore has long called home. The results are most assuredly not for mainstream consumption, but for those who like to experience music as a unique, artistic outpouring. […] Challenging and exciting, CCXMD is a bold step away from the norm and, for those curious as to the elastic limits of jazz, well worth checking out.” – SonicAbuse

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CINEMA CINEMA: PopMatters Streams CCXMD Full-Length By Brooklyn Art Punk Duo; Nefarious Industries Releases Album This Week As Tour Begins – Earsplit Compound

Cinema Cinema - photo by Alex Bershaw
[photos by Alex Bershaw]

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.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMD on CD and digital formats this Friday, November 1st. Preorders can be placed at the label’s webstore HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

In support of CCXMDCINEMA 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.

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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Album Review: Cinema Cinema – Selective Memory

“If Jethro Tull was a psychedelic jam band that listened to a massive amount of Wire, Soft Machine, and Chicago Art Ensemble […] What an aural journey this band takes the listener on. We feel the sense of anarchy staring down at us. The chaos can be liberating as much as it can warp the senses. Yet in this “entirely improvised” climate, the group are slaves to the machine and this recording either presents a snapshot of this specific moment of an artistic statement or ties them to a blueprint they have to take with them. How they reached this point is uncertain. But what I can conclude is that CCXMD is a momentous push forward for this group.” – Selective Memory

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Avant Punk Rockers CINEMA CINEMA Return With CCXMD (Album Stream + Interview) – PopMatters

“…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.” – PopMatters

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CINEMA CINEMA Premieres “Cyclops” At New Noise Magazine; CCXMD By Brooklyn Art Punk Duo To See Release Via Nefarious Industries Next Week As Tour Begins – Earsplit Compound

Cinema Cinema - photo by Alex Bershaw
[photo by Alex Bershaw]

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA delivers a new single ahead of their impending fifth full-length, CCXMD, releasing the new song, “Cyclops,” through an exclusive premiere hosted by New Noise Magazine. The CCXMD album will see release through Nefarious Industries next week in conjunction with a run of tour dates across the Western US.

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.

Offers the band’s Ev Gold with the “Cyclops” premiere, “While reaching outside of our normal comfort-zone for the material on CCXMD, we couldn’t resist the urge to attach to one movement that had a somewhat familiar feeling. ‘Cyclops’ allowed us the free space to get lost in a groove, a place we like to be.

Hear CINEMA CINEMA’s “Cyclops” early through New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMD on CD and digital formats on November 1st. Preorders can be placed at the label’s webstore HERE and via Bandcamp where “Radio Ready” is streaming HERE.

CINEMA CINEMA is busy booking tour dates surrounding the release of CCXMD, with a Western US tour which begins the week of the album’s release and takes the band through California, Nevada, and into 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.

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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CINEMA CINEMA: CCXMD – Aural Aggravation

CINEMA CINEMA are following their creative urges and aren’t dictated by any perception of fan demands or dictates: they do what they do because they’re driven to do it, and certainly not because of any label or trend. And this is why CINEMA CINEMA are such an essential band, and why they’ll endure. They don’t give a fuck about what you’re into. They do their own thing. And that is art.” – Aural Aggravation

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Song Premiere: CINEMA CINEMA Get Exploratory With Jazz-like Excursion on “Colors” – Glide Magazine

“They manage to pull strange and otherworldly sounds out of both as they riff back and forth, with jazz-like drums adding power throughout and building up a feeling of tension and suspense. This is heady stuff that is meant to be digested with an open mind as the band explores sounds and the moods that they can create with them.” – Glide Magazine

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Track Premiere: CINEMA CINEMA’s “Radio Ready” is a Furious Squall of Punk Improvisation – Treble

“…a blend of noise, no wave and free-jazz, somewhere between early Boredoms, Captain Beefheart, and a primal scream therapy session. It’s anything but commercial…” – Treble

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CINEMA CINEMA: Treble Magazine Premieres “Radio Ready” From Brooklyn Art Punk Duo; CCXMD Full-Length Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Cinema Cinema - photo by Alex Bershaw
[photos by Alex Bershaw]

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA prepares to release their fifth full-length album, CCXMD, through Nefarious Industries in November. This week, the LP’s maiden single “Radio Ready” has been debuted through a premiere at Treble. Preorders for the album have also been posted.

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.

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.

State’s the band’s Ev Gold of the LP’s lead single, “Staying true to the song’s title, ‘Radio Ready’ was an attempt at writing a digestible, mainstream-friendly single. Fortunately, we wound up with something else entirely.”

Treble agrees, writing in reference to the song title, “If that sounds like it’s going to be a hit single, well, you’re in for something quite different. It’s a blend of noise, no wave and free-jazz, somewhere between early Boredoms, Captain Beefheart, and a primal scream therapy session. It’s anything but commercial, in other words.”

Stream CINEMA CINEMA’s “Radio Ready” only through Treble RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMD on CD and digital formats on November 1st. Preorders are now live through the label’s webstore HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

CCXMD Track Listing:
1. Collective Outpoint
2. Cyclops
3. Revealed
4. Colors
5. Radio Ready
6. Ode To A Gowanus Flower
7. Cloud 3

CINEMA CINEMA is busy booking regional runs of tour dates surrounding the release of their new record, including one-off New York and Pennsylvania dates in October and November, ahead of a Western US tour which begins the week of the album’s release and takes the band through California, Nevada, and into Texas through the middle of November. Expect additional tour dates to be posted throughout the months ahead.

CINEMA CINEMA Tour Dates:
10/19/2019 BC Studio – Brooklyn, NY
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 Elbo Room JL – Oakland, CA
11/13/2019 Sun Space – Shadow Hills, CA w/ Mike Watt & The Missingmen
11/14/2019 TBA
11/15/2019 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
11/16/2019 Tradewinds Social Club – Dallas, TX

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CINEMA CINEMA: Brooklyn Art Punk Duo To Release Fifth Album Through Nefarious Industries In November – Earsplit Compound

Cinema Cinema - photo by Alex Bershaw
[photo by Alex Bershaw]

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA has partnered with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming early November release of their new album, CCXMD.

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.

Touring extensively through the past decade, the duo has performed over four-hundred-fifty shows across eleven countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and most of the continental US. CINEMA CINEMA has toured alongside Greg Ginn seven times with various SST Records projects, including a fifty-plus-date 2014 North American tour opening for Black Flag, and has toured Europe six times including a 2013 stint in support of Martin Bisi Band and a run of summer festival dates in 2016. The band appears in and has contributed music to the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio.

Record Store Day 2018 saw CINEMA CINEMA‘s inclusion on Crooked Beat Records’ Recutting The Crap, Volume Two, with a track produced by Don Zientara (Inner Ear Studios, Fugazi, Bad Brains). Also, BC35, a celebration of the 35th anniversary of BC studio – with members of Swans, Sonic Youth, Cop Shoot Cop, Alice Donut and many more, was released via Bronson Recordings in April 2018, including a musical contribution from the band.

CINEMA CINEMA now 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.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMD on November 1st. Watch for cover art, audio samples, preorders links, and more to be posted in the days ahead.

As always, CINEMA CINEMA is busy booking regional runs of tour dates surrounding the release of their new record, including one-off New York and Pennsylvania dates in October and November, ahead of a Western US tour which begins the week of the album’s release and takes the band through California, Nevada, and into Texas through the middle of November. Expect additional tour dates to be posted throughout the months ahead.

CINEMA CINEMA Tour Dates:
10/19/2019 BC Studio – Brooklyn, NY
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 Elbo Room JL – Oakland, CA
11/13/2019 Sun Space – Shadow Hills, CA w/ Mike Watt & The Missingmen
11/14/2019 TBA
11/15/2019 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
11/16/2019 Tradewinds Social Club – Dallas, TX

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