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Cinemechanica Share Video for New Single ‘Hang Up The Spurs’

written by Mark Doyle August 19, 2016

Cinemechanica will release first LP in ten years on Arrowhawk 23/9, tour announced

Check out the dystopian construction paper animated video for new single ‘Hang Up The Spurs’, featuring violent border patrol robots and Medusa DNA 

‘a barreling post-hardcore barn-burner that splits the difference between Drive Like Jehu’s switchback-riff insanity and Dysrhythmia’s technical-metal wizardry. ‘ – Lars Gotrich, NPR

‘…a spasmodic brand of mathy post-hardcore that reminds me of Refused crossed with Lightning Bolt.’ – Chris Deville, Stereogum

– Members of Maserati, Lazer/Wulf, and Bit Brigade
– Mixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge
– First LP in ten years
– Touring US this fall
– Pre-order link:

Tour dates:
11/10 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom
12/10 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s
13/10 Richmond, VA @ TBA
14/10 Washington, DC @ DC9
15/10 Baltimore, MD @ Skramden Yards
16/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
17/10 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
18/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
19/10 Louisville, KY @ Haymarket
20/10 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
21/10 Madison, WI @ Williamson Magnetic
22/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
23/10 Chicago, IL @ Emporium
24/10 Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar

Listen to ‘Vietnamese Pool Party’

With over a decade of experience under its belt, you’d expect Athens, GA’s Cinemechanica to have a pile of records completed. It’d be entirely reasonable to expect that the decade between the band’s groundbreaking debut The Martial Arts and its upcoming self-titled LP would have been separated by more than a single EP, 2008’s double-drum experiment Rivals. Sure, that’d be reasonable – but Cinemechanica is anything but.

While the band cut its teeth as pioneers of the region’s millennial math-rock landscape, those very chompers have now worn into predatorial fangs through years of exhaustive performance, tireless composition, and – most recently – a new level of aggressive sneer honed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studios. From the opening blast of ‘Hang Up The Spurs’ to the closing hyper-melodic bleed out of ‘Biblical Noise’, descriptors ash through the mind like subliminal screens in a movie house: Immediacy. Tension. Panic. Pacing. As the sweat starts to pour and the ears begin their tell-tale tingle of exertion, the body/brain divide dissolves into a blur of between the goosebumps of anxiety and full-breath catharsis. This band will move you, literally and otherwise.

Cinemechanica is centred around the constant trio of guitarist Bryant Williamson, bassist Joel Hatstat, and drummer Mike Albanese (Maserati). For this year’s release, the band has collaborated with guitarist/vocalist Jordan Olivera (Manray), while those live duties will be carried out by Bryan Aiken (Lazer/Wulf). The group tends to plot its music meticulously and often works for months for an output of seconds. For lesser bands, that may be overkill; for Cinemechanica, it’s a case of intense dedication to its craft that makes for line-drive focus in the studio and on stage. There’s no doubt that storied engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, My Morning Jacket) at Louisville’s La La Land could tell this from day one, and by the time Ballou mixed this decade-gestating monster of a record, it was poised to stand easily alongside the man’s legendary output.

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Cinemechanica – Cinemechanica (Arrowhawk Records)
Release date: September 23, 2016

1 Hang Up The Spurs
2 Vietnamese Pool Party
3 I Ain’t Gettin’ Shot In Louisville
4 Blood Ties
5 Trenches
6 The Battlefields of Cajamarca
7 Grief Assassins
8 Mike White’s “Spies”
9 Biblical Noise

Pre-order ‘Cinemechanica’

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