Ceremony Announce New Album And Release New Single
California punk quintet Ceremony is back with brand new music. Their new single Turn Away The Bad Thing is available for streaming now, and it will be the first track on their next LP, In The Spirit World Now, out August 23rd via Relapse Records.
The song feels heavily inspired by bands like New Order and Depeche Mode, with dreamy synths and melancholic lyrics. The music video provides exactly the type of visuals you’d expect to accompany that sound — abstract, colorful, passionate.
“We knew this had to be the best thing we have ever done,” says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo about In the Spirit World Now. “We couldn’t come back after four years with a record that only had a few good songs. Not reflecting on the evolution of the band is what keeps us motivated. There is always a song we haven’t written, a band we haven’t played with, artwork we haven’t thought of. We are creators by nature, not by choice.”
Watch Turn Away The Bad Thing below:
In the Spirit World Now was produced by Will Yip and mixed by Ben Greenberg. Frontman Ross Farrar has been studying and teaching poetry at Syracuse University for the past few years, and it inevitably seeped into his art as a vocalist and songwriter, fueling his creativity and imagination. A theme he plays with on the record is the will, “as in a person’s faculty of consciousness and how we navigate actions and self-control,” explains Ross.
Ceremony will be touring a bit this summer and playing some record release shows, so make sure to catch them. The dates are as shown below:
26 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater #
28 — Reno, NV — Holland Project #
29 — Las Vegas, NV — American Legion Hall #
30 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory #
03 — San Diego, CA — Irenic #
05 — Fresno, CA — Strummers #
23 — San Francisco, CA — August Hall !
24 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent !
# — w/ Sheer Mag
! — Record Release Show w/ Pissed Jeans & Special Guests TBA
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