"experi-metal punks" - Village Voice
"feral & unrelenting" - The Big Takeover
"jolt of adrenaline" - Brooklyn Vegan
"transcends mere music" - PopMatters
2 cousins. Brooklyn born & raised.
465+ shows across 11 countries:
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland,
United Kingdom, & USA
2014 North American Tour (50+ dates) opening for Black Flag. 2013 select U.S. dates opening for black flag. Also: tours with Greg Ginn & SST Records artists in 2010, 2011, & 2012.
2013 Eu tour in support of Martin Bisi Band..
appears in & contributed music to the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary "Sound and Chaos: the Story of BC Studio"
performs in trio as CCXMD - in tandem with reed expert Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics, Paradox Trio)
Record Store Day 2018 saw CC's inclusion on Crooked Beat Records "Recutting the Crap, Volume Two" with a track produced by legendary dc recordist Don Zientara (Fugazi, bad brains, Dischord Records) Also: "BC35 (a celebration of the 35th anniversary of BC studio)" including 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.
photo via Jason ogulnik
photo via Alex bershaw
photo via Alex bershaw
"The hot-wired and spazzy punk-metal warfare Cinema Cinema has been blasting out since its inception nearly a decade ago has infamously cleared out rooms (warning: these guys are hellishly loud) while earning fandom from across the spectrum..An aggro-metal gut punch of proggy time signature mayhem, old-school punk rock intensity and arena-ready grunge bark doused with downtown jazz skronk"
- "The 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC"
THE OBSERVER, APRIL 2017
"Since 2008, experi-metal punks Cinema Cinema have jacked up the amps to ear-bleeding-loud levels, destroying DIY dives across the boroughs and beyond with their distorto-drenched post-grunge and damaged-funk assault. Born and raised here in NYC, six-string-slinging beardo Ev Gold and his drummer cuz Paul Claro are Brooklyn diehards to the core, bred on both the seminal punk of SST Records (they've toured with the recently reincarnated Black Flag) and D.C. hardcore (their 2012 epic Manic Children and the Slow Aggression was recorded by Don Zientara, whose prior production credits include Minor Threat and Fugazi). Besides covering the holier-than-thou Nirvana and PJ Harvey, CC's most recent shredder, A Night at the Fights, is an effects-pedal-stomping and time-signature-frenzied anthemic beast, captured in Gowanus at the legendary studio of Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth). Cinema Cinema...burn your earplugs off with their hefty noise attack and dizzying complexities.”
- VILLAGE VOICE, APRIL 2015
photo via James damion
photo via Dave miller
"as intelligent as it is unintelligible"
-Invisible OrAnges, november 2019
-Heavy Blog is heavy, June 2017
"If punk was truly meant to open possibilities, Cinema Cinema are a perfect example of just how far those explorations can go."
-THE BIG TAKEOVER, AUGUST 2014
"As heavy as an anvil, as sharp as the razor blade concealed in an inmate’s mouth, as wild as a Tijuana cockfight, and as precise as a mathematical equation...theirs is a show you don't want to miss."
-EXAMINER, NOVEMBER 2012