CEREMONY AUSTRALIAN TOUR

On the back of being announced as part of Hardcore 2012, California’s CEREMONY will also embark on their own national headline tour in June. Zoo is out now via Matador/Remote Control.

CEREMONY AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FRI 29TH JUNE MELB AA – IRENES WAREHOUSE
Tickets at the door

SAT 30TH JUNE MELB 18+ – BENDIGO HOTEL
Tickets from the venue and oztix.com.au

SUN 1ST JULY ADELAIDE AA – ANIMAL HOUSE
Tickets at the door

TUES 3RD JULY PERTH 18+ – THE DEN
Tickets from moshtix.com.au

WED 4TH JULY PERTH AA – YMCA HQ
Tickets from moshtix.com.au

THURS 5TH JULY BRIS AA – BETWEEN THE WALLS
Tickets from Kill The Music and oztix.com.au

FRI 6TH JULY BRIS 18+ – BASEMENT 243
Tickets from Kill The Music and oztix.com.au

SAT 7TH JULY SYD 18+ – HARDCORE 2012
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au, tel 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Resist Records, Red Eye Records and Utopia.

SUN 8TH JULY SYD AA – HARDCORE 2012
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au, tel 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Resist Records, Red Eye Records and Utopia.

Tickets on sale Mon 23rd April.

 

Ceremony Zoo is out now via Matador / Remote Control

Zoo (Bonus Track Version) - Ceremony

VIDEO: CEREMONY ‘ADULT’

Spin premieres the new video for Ceremony‘s affecting “Adult,” off their album “Zoo.” Directed by BRV BLK BRD, aka Adrien Colón, the video explores the song’s theme of retaining the passions and vitality of youth amid the orthodoxy of adulthood.

[info via Matador]

CEREMONY – ‘ZOO’ OUT NOW

Ceremony’s fourth record Zoo is out today through Matador / Remote Control.

The band enlisted producer John Goodmanson (Blood Brothers, Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, Weezer) to work with them on this release and he helped the band refine their jagged sound while continuing to pursue themes of exurban alienation and confinement.

The music of Zoo explores punk and post-punk traditions: the rhythm section remains as tense and propulsive as ever, while guitarist Anthony Anzaldo moves with ease from ringing power chords to stealthy leads reminiscent of Gang Of Four and The Cramps. Ross Farrar’s future primitive vocals sometimes recall Pink Flag or Metal Box, ranging from a melodic howl to a muttered incantation.

Ceremony rate this as their “first fully comprehensive sounding record”, which the results both gripping and indelible.

Ceremony also released a live video of ‘World Blue’ directed by Robert Semmer. It was filmed at an awesome show in Manhattan in early 2012 and the video will give you a glimpse of the band’s electrifying live show.

“Zoo, Ceremony’s debut LP for indie stalwart Matador, takes another leap beyond the pit while still maintaining the visceral energy of the group’s years on the hardcore touring circuit” – Spin

“One of the most exhilarating and uncompromising bands in hardcore punk today” – Big Cheese

Ceremony – Zoo is out now via Matador/Remote Control.

Zoo (Bonus Track Version) - Ceremony