Ceremony - Zoo

Well, this is pretty goddam exciting. Matador has snapped up the California band Ceremony, one of the most furious bands on the hardcore touring circuit, and thrown them into the studio with producer John Goodmanson, someone who’s done great work with people like Sleater-Kinney. The resulting album, Zoo, is coming in March, and you can grab lead single “Hysteria” below. I can’t stress this enough: This song is an absolute motherfucking monster, and you should download it immediately.


(via the Matablog)

Zoo is out 3/6 on Matador, and it can’t come soon enough. Thanks, obviously, to Michael_ for the tip.

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Comments (17)
  1. I told ya.

    • Also, I kind of love the backing chorus at 1:50. It’s a bit classic AFI (which isn’t an entire surprise since I believe they toured with them a couple years back and whose Davey Havok, while unconfirmed, shows off his pipes in the L7 cover version of “American Society.”)

      • Michael_

        This whole time you were talking about Ceremony, I thought you were talking about the shitty half of Skywave that didn’t become A Place to Bury Strangers. I stand corrected.

        They sound like Born Against, which makes me smile :-)

        • It’s always a disappointment when I go to a used record store like Amoeba, fiddle my way to “Ceremony” and see there’s some albums in the section only to find it’s the nu-gaze band.

  2. Not in Kansas anymore haha. This definitely sounds like Matador and nothing like Bridge 9.

  3. This sounds like a watered-down version of something off of their last LP. Still looking forward to hearing the whole thing, but this song is weak.

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  5. monster? no. just a punk song we’ve heard a million times.

  6. I was hoping it was Ceremony… as in Used to be the guys Oliver Akerman from A Place to Bury Strangers played with… this is sub par.

  7. compared to their previous albums, and especially their first two, this is absolutely pussified. not to say it’s bad. but i feel like if Ceremony the in 2008 met Ceremony in 2012, these new guys would get their asses beat.

  8. yo remember how fucking hateful violence violence was and how fucking pussy this is?

  9. I know that this song is kind of punk rock and everything, but there is so much love and unity on this blog, I feel like this song is kind of out of place.

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