Genre: Melodramatic Popular Song / Other
Location Brooklyn, New York, Un
Profile Views: 106779
Last Login: 5/9/2011
Member Since 2/24/2005
Record Label kanine (north america), monoton (eu,japan)
Type of Label Indie
Bio"Isn't it thrilling when something defies expectation and brings an extra and unexpected treat to your life? Those mutant bars of Kitkat come to mind when someone forgot to press the wafer button on the production line and you've ended up with one of those happy-accident bars of solid chocolate. Shock Cinema are one of those chocolate moments, then, at a time when so much of USA is struggling to find an interesting voice." ....-ArtRocker ..[Read full article].... .. "It's hypnotizing, mannered, and convulsive, and even if it's a trapdoor of style, it's well worth falling deep. Shock's main appeal is the total shaken and stirred sensibilities—a total commitment to making memorable and catchy music without sacrificing hidden layers of sonic prowess and reference." ....-Left of the Dial Magazine ..[Read full article].... .. "Nestled somewhere in between the spitfire art punk of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the quirky Portuguese pop of Os Mutantes, lies Brooklyn start-ups Shock Cinema. The album title is accurate, chainsaw guitar work, eerie synths and cryptic song titles…They've got this scratchy fire about them, captured all the best in the all-French cut "Art of Noir," that careens erratically under your skin, itching to flurry up your most punkish arm flailings. Catch 'em now, while they're still angry." ....-Sentimentalist .. .. "…we were left gobsmacked by the trancelike, dubadelic vibe, equal parts postpunk and noir rock." ....-Harp Magazine.. .. "Crunchy punk riffs mixed with eclectic pop through a noir lense. Left-field rawk plus?the energetic live antics of frontwoman Destiny Montague."? ....-ToddPNYC.. .. "Squelching guitars and drawn-out rhythms evoke everyone from Can to Glass Candy"? ....-Creative Loafing (Atlanta) - Bands to Watch.. .. "Here's a band headed for big things: Shock Cinema. Their tight, punchy 30-minute EP is one of the most electrifying debuts we've heard this year, a blistering mix of punk, power pop, electronica and even a bit of dub." ....-Soundfix.. .. "Singer Destiny Montague flailed and crooned like a soon-to-be rock star, and her band's impressive credentials were evident as they rocked out with orchestrated precision." ....-OhMyRockness.. .. "On the vowel-less (but not scowl-less!) "Aft Hrs," the Shockers do their best creepy-crawly black-eyelinered boogie: Skronky guitars do jab-and-cross combos looking for time and space to throw uppercuts amongst the disco-drumbeat counter-punches, while sexed-up vocalist Destiny Ming Wang Montague spins silky screechy pleadings." ....-PaperThinWalls.. .. "Shock Cinema is one of just a handful of bands that I just can't get enough of these days. Letting the band speak aside from their impressive resume, I found myself deeply engrossed in the kinetic stage performance while hearing some definite post-punk influence." ....-CMJ.com.. .. "Shock Cinema exist in that world where bluesy garage rock meets punk on the dance floor. The Brooklyn-based band (which features Miyuki Furtado of Rogers Sisters fame) churn out overdriven guitars, brawny drum patterns and bratty cool-girl vocals, courtesy of Destiny Ming Wan Montague and her over-the-top rock handle. The resulting sonic assembly on Shock Cinema's debut EP, Our Way to Revenge, sits somewhere between the Long Blondes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but in a darker, scrappier corner." ....-Exclaim! .. .. "Shock Cinema returns to the 80s, but not in the way that many of the current new wave revivalists are doing. Instead they channel the spirit of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the hazy, punk-influenced music that roamed the underbelly of the goth-rock movement during said decade. This record is beauty, artfully obscured by fuzzed-up violence." ....-Yahoo Music – Top 15 Must Have New Albums.. .. "Seriously, Shock Cinema is the only band that's ever sent me an invite on MySpace that I ended up liking. As in, I ended up liking them enough to consider myself a fan. They've got a serious low-end, resulting in moody (but ass-shakingly intense) tunes." ....-Rock Star Journalist.. .. .. .. .. Shock Cinema on Last.fm .. .. .. Shock Cinema on iLike .. .. "Hell and Highwater" on iTunes! ---> ...... .. "Our Way Is Revenge" on iTunes! ---> .. .. ..................
MembersAUTRY FULBRIGHT .. DESTINY MONTAGUE .. MIYUKI FURTADO .. PAUL K.. with:.. CONRAD KEELY.. CHRIS COADY.. DANNY WOOD.. DANIEL BELLURY.. JUSTIN LABO.. AKU O.T.
InfluencesThe Illuminatus! Trilogy, .. Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem
Member Since:February 24, 2005
Influences:The Illuminatus! Trilogy,
Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem