BIO

Atlanta-based trio Cinema Novo finds their home blending “progressive punk,” latin rhythms, math rock, and psychedelic ambience to form an intricate sonic mutiny. The group exists as an experiment in creating scenes using sound; crafting a soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist yet — a set of moving mental pictures re-drawn with every live performance.

Cinema Novo began as a recording project of guitarist Christopher Richardson; after several years writing for what was to be a large band, he enlisted Shawn Moeckly to play drums on a stripped-down collection of songs to be performed as a duo; songs that would later be self-released on the band’s debut EP.

Being significantly influenced by film, the band’s name is borrowed from the 1960s Brazilian film movement of the same name, which with its common themes of populism, violence, and realism, embodied the imagery of the band’s music. For Christopher, the iconic phrase “an idea in your head and a camera in hand,” translated to “sounds in your head and a guitar in hand.”

Since forming, the band has attracted unique praise and seen energetic growth, adding bassist Matthew Klem, releasing a second EP, and signing with independent Atlanta label Blood Drunk Records.

Music

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Upcoming Shows

Merch

This super comfy shirt is screenprinted on heavy cotton and features artwork from our debut release. If this shirt wasn't awesome enough, every one comes with a copy of our self-titled EP. Already own it? Give one to a friend.

Shirts are Gildan 100% Preshrunk Heavy Cotton.

Buy at Bandcamp

Our live EP in a full-color jacket with a limited edition vinyl sticker all nestled in a protective poly-sleeve. Digital version comes with a PDF of artwork/album notes, a set of photos from the Solstice sessions, and footage from the recording of "Book of Idols."

Includes immediate download of 5-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

Buy at Bandcamp

2013's self-titled EP in a full color jacket with album notes and artwork. It took almost five years for these songs to be finally realized on this album. They're sonic snapshots of rebellion, alchemy, attraction, falling bombs, and propaganda.

Includes immediate download of 5-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

Buy at Bandcamp