PunkNews is hosting the exclusive premiere of “My Vision Of The Future” from New York art punk/noise rock act CINEMA CINEMA, the newest single preceding the band’s seventh LP, Mjölnir, nearing release next week through Nefarious Industries.
On Mjölnir, CINEMA CINEMA’s Ev Gold and Paul Claro invited polymath percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Thor Harris (Swans, Angels Of Light, Shearwater) to collaborate with them on the entire album. The record was recorded at historic BC Studio in Brooklyn, New York with legendary noise producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Boredoms). Inviting Harris into the fold inspires new direction for the ensemble. Exploring his creative repertoire, Thor makes use of BC’s synth collection along with an assortment of drums and arcane percussion pieces to leave his fingerprints on the proceedings. The trio submerge themselves in the strange beauty of chaotic sound, captured inside BC’s cavernous recording space.
Tracked just before the pandemic, Bisi spent time cultivating the sessions in the months that followed, helping shape one of the band’s most expressive records to date. This marking the third time that CINEMA CINEMA and Martin have worked together (including 2014’s A Night At The Fights and 2017’s Man Bites Dog), the familiarity breeds wild results. The tracks were mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, and Mjölnir was finished with artwork by Lauren Kelley.
Ev Gold writes with the new track, “The idea of controlling your destiny or getting revenge on an enemy can be intoxicating. It opens an obsessive spiral that pulls the mind apart. This song explores that place. In my vision of the future, you’re not included. In my vision of the past, you’ve been deleted. You’ve been erased.”
PunkNews writes, “They blast out daring, frantic music that walks the line between hardcore slamming and jazz theatrics… The cousin-duo brings their berserk, two-piece attack, while Thor adds a primal percussion pandemonium to the track. At times it sprints, at others it shambles, and at all points, it is big and creepy and fresh.”
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Nefarious Industries will release Mjölnir on Opaque Red vinyl limited to 250 copies and digitally on July 14th. Find preorders at the label webshop where “War On You” and the “Walk Into The Ocean” video are playing HERE.
Directly in conjunction with the release of Mjölnir, CINEMA CINEMA will launch a multi-pronged live attack in support of the record. The band has multiple trips planned throughout the Northeast in July, August, and September, with more shows being booked. See confirmed dates below and watch for updates to post regularly.
CINEMA CINEMA Tour Dates:
7/14/2023 Dusk – Providence, RI
7/15/2023 Jewel Music Venue – Manchester, NH
7/16/2023 Rock! Away! Music Fest – Queens, NY
7/21/2023 Warwick DIY – Warwick, NY
8/04/2023 Century – Philadelphia, PA
8/05/2023 33 Golden Street – New London, CT
8/06/2023 Impetus Records – Claymont, DE
8/19/2023 Hart Bar – Brooklyn, NY
8/20/2023 Avalon Lounge – Catskill, NY
9/09/2023 Worthen Attic – Lowell, MA
CINEMA CINEMA was established in 2008 by Brooklyn-born cousins vocalist/guitarist Ev Gold and drummer Paul Claro. Touring extensively through the past fifteen years, CINEMA CINEMA has performed over 475 shows across 11 countries, with multiple treks alongside SST Records founder Greg Ginn, including a 45-date North American tour opening for Black Flag in 2014, select dates supporting Black Flag in 2013, and shared dates in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with Ginn’s other outfits: The Royal We and The Taylor Texas Corrugators. In addition, the band has half a dozen European tours to their credit, including a 2013 stint in support of Martin Bisi Band.