Friday, March 31, 2006
Download: Cinemechanica -- “Bruckheimer”
Download: Cinemechanica -- “Brain Tarp”
Download: Cinemechanica -- “I’m Tired of Paul McCartney" video
So, these guys from Cinemechanica can freakin’ play. That’s all there is to it. Drummer Mike Albanese is one of the best drummers in Athens, if not the best. And the other three are no slouches. But Cinemechanica brings quite a bit more to the table than empty technicality (and they run one of the coolest labels around, Hello Sir Records). The band’s myriad time signature changes and apoplectic melodies are all couched in a very current atmosphere of political paranoia and fear. The whole thing is wound tight as a drum. You could, um, bounce quarters on its abs.
I will stop with the metaphors now. I hope you enjoy these tracks (and the great video) from the band's debut, The Martial Arts.