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BEDTIMEMAGIC Bring The Noise On Audaciously Awesome Pillow Talk – Rock and Roll Fables

“Like a mix of Unsane and old school Amphetamine Reptile artists with a smidge of Converge thrown in for good measure, Pillow Talk is a cohesive, albeit cacophonous, heaping of modern loud that you need to have in your life. The duo of Morgan Berns and Nicholas Pentabona have pared down years of releases and songs to ten piledriving tracks that punctuate the BEDTIMEMAGIC sound perfectly.” – Rock and Roll Fables

Fuck Your Birthday - Summer Swing 2018

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY: PureGrainAudio Premieres “Go Outside” Video From China/US-Based Duo; Debut Album To See Reissue Via Nefarious Industries – PureGrainAudio

US/China-based FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY has issued a new video for “Go Outside,” which is now playing through a premiere hosted by PureGrainAudio. “Go Outside” comes from FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY’s Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split – a split EP with Chinese punk trio … Continue reading

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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

[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, … Continue reading

Cinema Cinema - CCXMD

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