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Sound and Fury Festival announce 2018 dates and lineup

The Sound and Fury Festival has announced the dates and lineup for its upcoming 2018 edition.  The festival will take place on July 13th and 14th at The Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, and will include bands like Ceremony, Negative Approach, Citizen, Drug Church, Rotting Out and many more.  You can see the full lineup below.



Touche Amore stream new song “Displacement”, announce U.S. tour dates

Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré are streaming a band new song titled “Displacement.” The track is taken from their upcoming album Stage Four, which will be released on September 16th via Epitaph Records.

You can check out the new song below, alongside the dates for a U.S. tour that will kick off on August 8th, and include support from Ceremony, Gouge Away, Hum, Basement and Balance and Composure.



Ceremony announce European summer tour

San Francisco’s Ceremony have announced they will be embarking on a 2-week European tour this August. You can check out all of the dates and locations below.

The band will be touring in support of their new album The L-Shaped Man, which was released on May 19th through Matador Records.



Album Review: Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’

Everything dies. This is what makes Life splendidly yet painfully gorgeous.

Ceremony have made a clean break from what you knew them to be. A new creature is born – one cribbed in beautiful woe and broody melodies on The L-Shaped Man. Their thrashy pedigree and the thunderous, harrowing nature of their older stuff is simply dead and in these ashes, a nuanced sound rises, one rife with a quiet intensity of say, New Order and Joy Division. But in all its shoegaze and mellow Brit glory, I’d have to peg Interpol as the sound that this album sticks to the most.

The ferocity of Ceremony finds itself channeled into a darker, ambient post-punk arena where love is outgrown and emerges as a distant memory. This is the heart of the story here and it’s not a subtle tale. Tracks like “The Understanding” and “Your Life In France” remonstrate this. Soothing picky guitars and lull-worthy keys create a contemplative and crooning affair that you’d do well to disconnect from the aggression in your life. After all, this is a record for broken hearts and one to pass the time by forgetting about the steel-nerves and aggressive pastures Ross Farrar once walked. His words and emotions are an open book – brooding, volatile, hurting, frustrated, pained and chomping away at his inner-fuel. You feel his energy dissipate with each note played as he gets as personal as can be, informative and macabre. The malaise, caution exercised and dark view of Farrar’s world are breathed to life with such a succinct capability that when his reality sets in, it feels as if it’s your own.

“Can You Measure The Loss?” is a line from “The Separation” and it’s tear-inducing. Dark and depressive on a record void of any light whatsoever. That’s the effect of true love shattered. There’s no relief on The L-Shaped Man. It’s bleak and exposed but in these naked moments, every ounce of catharsis comes to life. The visceral nature of the record is invigorating and it’s a dramatic shift that you don’t want to end because you’ve put aside and cast asunder any past notions of the band as you ingest a message on loss. One we’re all susceptible to. When producer, John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt) extracts the cavernous, echoey and vulnerable feel of those old Joy Division and New Order albums, tracks like “Root of the World” dim the twilight, haze your world and bring the curtains down with soft chords and a sunset melody; all styles that musically form a cinematic blanket over your eyes. A wool that you’re afraid to lift. A veil you hope would protect you from what inevitably happens. Grappling with this pain is what makes Ceremony’s fifth full-length their most thought-provoking to date. It’s a catchy and wistful musical statement I enjoyed listening to but one that I can’t imagine they enjoyed making.

Swim in it while you can. Soak it in. After all, nothing lasts forever.

4.5 / 5



Ceremony stream new album “The L-Shaped Man”

San Franciscan powerviolence and slowly turning (or completely turned) post-punk band Ceremony are streaming their upcoming album The L-Shaped Man in its entirety, and you can give it a listen here.

The L-Shaped Man will be released on May 19th through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also through Matador.



Music Video: Ceremony – “Your Life In France”

San Franciscan punk band Ceremony have release a music video for their song “Your Life In France.” Check out the video below.

The song is taken from the band upcoming album, The L-Shaped Man, which will be released on May 19th through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also through Matador.



Ceremony announce new album; stream two new songs

Ceremony have announced that their fifth studio album will be titled The L Shaped Man.  To promote the upcoming LP, the band is streaming two brand new songs. You can see the album artwork above, and listen to the two tracks, respectively titled “The Separation” and “The Understanding”, below.

Ceremony will release The L Shaped Man on May 19, 2015 through Matador Records. You can pre-order your copy here. The band released their last album, Zoo, on March 6th, 2012, also on Matador.



Ceremony announce US summer tour dates; recording new album soon

San Francisco punk band Ceremony has announced a bunch of tour dates around the United States this coming summer. The tour will see support from Nothing, Iron Lung, and Anxiety Hammer on select dates. It should be noted that the NYC date is not only an all ages show, but it will be free admission. You can check out all the dates below.

The band also mentioned that they will be recording a new album in two weeks. No word on when it will come out, but it will be the follow up to the band’s fourth studio album, Zoo, which was released in March 2012 via Matador Records.



Stream “In Utero” (Nirvana) tribute album featuring Thursday, Mean Jeans, Ceremony and more

This is pretty rad. Over seven years in the making, Robotic Empire’s long awaited tribute to Nirvana’s seminal “In Utero” LP is finally finished, with 12 diverse bands covering the entire album.

It features contributions from a handful of punk acts including Thursday, Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Mean Jeans, These Arms Are Snakes and more.  Stream it in its entirety below.



Fun Fun Fun Fest announces full 2013 lineup (Descendents, Quicksand, FLAG, Cro-Mags & more)

The organizers of Austin, Texas’ Fun Fun Fun Fest have announced the lineup for the 2013 edition of the festival, set to take place from November 8th through November 10th.

You can check out the full lineup, which includes Descendents, Code Orange Kids, Quicksand, Cro-Mags, FLAG, Title Fight, Ceremony, Lemuria, Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, forgetters), Retox, and many other notable bands, by clicking here.



Live Video: Ceremony – “Ligeramente Desenfocado”

The folks at Light & Noise have released a video of San Francisco punk band Ceremony performing a couple songs and they’ve done it with a genius twist – everything is BLURRY!  We’ll let them explain:

“Inspired by Robert Capa’s book “Slightly Out of Focus” and his pictures we set out to create a web-series that explores the raw power of music in a visual way. We wanted to bring the attention to the music itself, not so much in the artist behind it.”

Check out their video entitled “Ligeramente Desenfocado” right here.



Ceremony to make TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly

San Francisco punk band Ceremony will be making their live television debut on Last Call With Carson Daly. According to the Matador Records blog, the band will be filming their show at The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on November 8th, 2012, and the filmed set will be aired on the late night talk show on an as-of-now unspecified date. Get ready to set your DVRs soon, because once the date is announced it’s sure to be a heavy-hitting time.

Ceremony is currently on tour with Titus Andronicus. The band released their fourth studio album, Zoo, in March 2012 via Matador Records.



Ceremony stream new song “Everything Burns” off upcoming split

In honor of their tour together, California punk act Ceremony has announced a split with prog-punks Titus Andronicus which contains a brand new Ceremony song titled“Everything Burns”.  You can stream said song right here.

Ceremony released their most recent album Zoo last March Matador Records.



Ceremony announces split with Titus Andronicus

In honor of their tour, California hardcore act Ceremony has announced a split with prog-punks Titus Andronicus. Ceremony’s contribution to the album will be “Everything Burns”.

Ceremony released their most recent album Zoo last March Matador Records.



Ceremony performs a cover of The Violent Femmes

During their performance at the A.V. Club earlier this week, Ceremony performed their cover version of the Violent Femmes classic “Kiss Off”. Wanna see the video? Go here.

The original version of “Kiss Off” appears as the second track on The Violent Femmes’ 1983 iconic self-titled debut album.

Ceremony released their most recent album Zoo last March Matador Records. They just recently announced a European tour, which kicks off next month.