Brooklyn purveyors of all music noisy and brutal, Cinema Cinema, have carried the 1993 PJ Harvey production, “50ft Queenie”, to a new realm of barbarism on the duo’s latest single release via Dromedary Records.
Cinema Cinema’s rendition of Harvey’s tongue-in-cheek “ode” to the male appendage, and in turn a celebration of her own land down under, dresses the tune in a cloak of sinister tidings, opening with a distorted noise introduction akin to Bleach-era Nirvana, complete with squealing textures of a physically tortured fret-board and manipulation of its six strings, before frotnman EV Gold unveils a series of guttural vocal accompaniment in which her croons of the British Isles’ queen scallop…or reproductive organs…or whatever your interpretation may be.
Sex or seafood aside, this Cinema Cinema reworking is of the ferocious nature and comes complete with a b-side featuring “Adult Themes”, a selection lifted from the outfit’s 2012 EP Manic Children & The Slow Agression.
The single officially dropped on June 11th and you can purchase on white or colored vinyl here, but be sure to stream it below and check out Cinema Cinema this Saturday (June 22nd) at Asbury Lanes for the main event of the Tiny Giant Artist Collective’s Summer Bummer. Find more information and RSVP to the multi-day event here.