CINEMA CINEMA: Seventh LP From New York Art Punk Act, Mjölnir, Streaming At Glide Magazine; Album Features Swans’ Thor Harris And Sees Release On Nefarious Industries Friday As Tour Begins

photo by Kate Hoos

As Nefarious Industries prepares for this Friday’s release Mjölnir, the seventh LP from New York art punk/noise rock act CINEMA CINEMA, Glide Magazine is now hosting a full advance stream of the record, now playing alongside an intense interview with the band.

CINEMA CINEMA’s vocalist/guitarist Ev Gold and drummer Paul Claro invited polymath percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Thor Harris (Swans, Angels Of Light, Shearwater) to collaborate with them on the entire Mjölnir 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.

The band states, “We are on a mission to push the boundaries of our music as far as possible. We feel we’ve accomplished something to be proud of with the new album. There’s sonic terrain that we’ve not yet encountered and moments of catharsis that broaden the scope of the path ahead. Not sure what turn we take next, but happy with the posture we struck here.”

Stream CINEMA CINEMA’s ripping Mjölnir in its entirety early through Glide Magazine’s feature RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Mjölnir on Opaque Red vinyl limited to 250 copies and digitally this Friday, July 14th. Find preorders at the label webshop where the “Walk Into The Ocean” video is also playing HERE

In addition to the release of Mjölnir tomorrow, 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.

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 Ev Gold and 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.

photo by Martin Bisi