Label: Hello Sir
This is a band from Athens, Georgia, where I used to live, and from here I currently live about an hour and a half from, but whom I have managed to never see live. Never even close, as in, "I got to the bar late, and Cinemechanica had already played", just flat out never even been in the same building as them. Seems weird, since this record is good, and I imagine their live show would be even better, so you might gather I'd make the effort.
Alas, I didn't set out to tell you my own personal trials with Cinenmechanica's touring calendar, no, I actually posted this record because upon listening to it yesterday I came to a conclusion. Two conclusions really. One, I am getting old. Not exactly an earth-shifting deduction, but it was important because it led me to my second conclusion: there are bands that are more influenced by Dischord Record's third wave of bands than they are by the first or second. That makes me feel funny. Funny as in, how could you be more into Faraquet than Fugazi? It boils down to age, right? Meaning, if you began listening to in earnest (i.e. actively making choices about what you wanted to hear and not simply relying on a disc jockey or your big sister to select for you) in the middle 1990's, then yeah, those Dischord bands I describe as "from the lost years", would be your cup of tea, and Fugazi, or god forbid, Minor Threat, would be "old school" to you. No fault of your own, just luck of the draw as to when you were squeezed from betwixt yon mother's thigh-parts. I'm sure they appreciate Fugazi, and unconsciously it's in their musical DNA, but the sound produced by Cinemechanica owes more to Q And Not U (and maybe a little Drive Like Jehu).
I realized that.
And then I realized how fucking boring I am for thinking about this.