Video Premiere: Cinema Cinema Does PJ Harvey’s “50 Foot Queenie”

Cinema Cinema

Classic cover of even more classic song originally recorded for Dromedary Recs’ label compilation.

 By Blurt Staff

 Cinema Cinema, the full-throttle, experimentally-inclined rock duo from just released a new single, a cover of PJ Harvey’s “50 Foot Queenie” c/w their own “Adult Themes” on June 11. We are dead chuffed to unveil the Brooklyn duo’s (cousins Ev Gold, vocals & guitars; Paul Claro, drums) video for the PJH track—hold on to your seats, kids!

“50 Foot Queenie” was originally recorded for the From 93 To Infinity compilation, being released in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of New Jersey’s Dromedary Records label. The band had been approached about play the label’s annual show benefitting the “Roots & Wings” foundation: Roots & Wings provides young adults who age out of the foster care system in New Jersey with safe housing, educational support, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them toward self-sufficiency. After playing the sold-out benefit show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ they were asked to contribute a track to the album, with all the material appearing being covers of songs that originally appeared in 1993. After considering Fugazi’s “Facet Squared” and “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana they chose “50 Foot Queenie”— in their words, “an opportunity to stretch as artists and connect with the strong female artistic energy of the song’s composer.”

The group’s most recent release is 2012’s Manic Children & the Slow Aggression, recorded with legendary producer/engineer Don Zientara, renowned worldwide for his work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, & Bikini Kill among others.  The duo has toured regularly opening for Greg Ginn in the past few years and are on bills with the reformed Black Flag.

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