Cinema Cinema record w Don Zientara tour w Greg Ginn

Brooklyn-based experimental guitar/drums duo CINEMA CINEMA will be
celebrating the release of their “Shoot The Freak” EP (recorded with
legendary hardcore producer Don Zientara) with a series of Southwestern
dates, primarily opening for ex-Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn. I’m hoping
you’d consider advancing their show with a feature, EP review or advance
blurb. Music available upon request.

Shattered & heavily-treated guitars pound into focus by a primal assault
of beats and shifted tempos. A vocal delivery, honest to its bloody,
shredded core, forces the attention of listeners. Not a moment of pause
prevails; an improvised journey from one song structure to the next weaves
incessantly throughout the live performance. These are just some of the
elements that comprise the Brooklyn-based “freak-out, fucked-up” duo

After wrapping up a tour of 140+ shows behind their 2009 debut full
length, “EXILE BABY”, the pair, cousins Ev Gold and Paul Claro, headed to
Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA, to record their new album. Earlier in
2010, they had been offered the elusive chance to work with legendary
producer/engineer Don Zientara, who has been renowned worldwide for his
work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, and Bikini Kill, to name just
a few. Their debut LP, which ranked at number 17 in “CMJ’s TOP 20 New Adds
for the Week of April 20, 2009”, was one of only two self-released records
in the Top 20 that week, and went on to break into the “CMJ Top 200 Albums

The results of the Zientara sessions yielded a double record’s worth of
material. “Shoot the Freak” is an initial peek into the expansion of the
band’s sound–integrating exploratory moments culled from their sprawling
live show, with a newfound focus regarding both song structure & melodious
intent. Seasoning their sound with bright flourishes of volume and fury,
the band succeeds in creating work so novel, it defies

Cinema Cinema’s first touring cycle saw them conquer hundreds of stages on
the American East Coast, at venues ranging from the historic Southgate
House in Kentucky, all the way up to Toronto, Canada, for the NXNE
Festival in 2010. Functioning fully under the DIY umbrella, the band (who
handle all their own booking), found themselves opening for bands such as
The Giraffes, The Dirtbombs, Witch, King Khan & the Shrines, Lions, and
Goes Cube. To top off their accomplishments, the band headlined a show at
the Gramercy Theater in NYC, an esteemed concert hall which has a
600-person capacity.

To cap off the touring, CC engaged in a week-long stint in the Northeast,
opening for Greg Ginn (SST founder and Black Flag guitarist), during the
Spring of 2010. This invaluable experience blossomed into a new
relationship for the band, leading to more dates scheduled with Ginn for

A New York borough notorious for its attitude & rough streets, Brooklyn is
currently over-populated with foreign, rural bands appropriating it as
their “home scene”. In this seemingly-compromised community, where image
often overrules content, CINEMA CINEMA continues to stand alone in its
artistic integrity and punk ideals.

Brooklyn-born. Brooklyn-raised. Genre: Unknown.

Look out for the band at a venue near you in 2011, with their sights set
on releasing the remainder of the Zientara sessions in the Spring of 2012.

11/2 @ shiner saloon – austin, tx (w/ greg ginn)
11/3 @ lola’s – ft worth, tx (w/ greg ginn)
11/4 @ triple crown – san marco, tx (w/ greg ginn)
11/5 @ tradewinds social club – dallas, tx (w/ greg ginn)
11/6 @ super happy fun land – houston, tx (w/greg ginn)

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