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Ceremony – “The Separation” + “The Understanding” Video

California hardcore band Ceremony have announced their fifth album, The L-Shaped Man, and shared two-part video by director Ross Thomas. "The Separation" + "The Understanding" isn't just split in its title; at about the 3:30 mark "The Separation" ends and "The Understanding" begins. As the names suggest, the album is centered around a breakup; i… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 26, 2015

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015

Dark Blue – “Here On My Street” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark Blue are a Philly supergroup consisting of John Sharkey III of Clockcleaner, Andrew Mackie Nelson of Ceremony, and Mike Sneeringer who used to be in Purling Hiss and is now in Strand Of Oaks. (All of them played in Puerto Rico Flowers as well, but that was always framed as Sharkey's solo project.) Dark… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 19, 2014

Photos: Ceremony, White Lung, Perfect Pussy @ Kimmel Center, NYC 12/5/13

Three exhilarating punk bands at different stages of their careers converged at NYU's Kimmel Center last night, and our photographer BJ Enright was there to take in the action. Atop the bill were the trailblazing hardcore veterans Ceremony, currently at work on the follow-up to 2012's Album Of The Week honoree Zoo. Vancouver… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro, A Place To Bury Strangers, and like 30 other bands. We've got pics in the gallery from Sunday's sets -- courtesy of Trent Maxwell -- with Linda Flores's shot… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 2012

Ceremony – “Everything Burns”

Cali punks Ceremony already made a ridiculously fun album this year with Zoo, and now they're teaming up with Titus Andronicus for a massive fall tour, which would be the punk rock tour of the year if Titus hadn't already toured with Screaming Females. Both bands are also hooking up for a super-limited new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo's Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012

Watch Ceremony Cover Violent Femmes’ “Kiss Off”

Someone needs to write the hidden history of hardcore bands and Violent Femmes' mathematical nerd-rage anthem "Kiss Off," the closest than any acoustic band ever came to writing Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized." The night after I graduated from high school, I watched Avail, my favorite hardcore band ever, cover the song onstage in DC. (They… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012

Ceremony – “I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” (Ramones Cover)

Here's a newly recorded cover of the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed" by California ragers Ceremony, a roaring track that's pretty faithful to the original. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 14, 2012

Ceremony – “Adult” Video

"Adult" is a fiery standout from Zoo, the excellent new album from Cali punks Ceremony. The track's brand new video gets straight magic-realist Mad Men with it, telling the story of a stereotypical postwar suburban housewife who disappears underneath her house when nobody's looking. BLV BLK BRD directs. Watch it and download… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there's still plenty of room for the groups that are just… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012

Album Of The Week: Ceremony Zoo

This was a tough one. A whole lot of good albums come out today, including two that I think are just fucking great: The Men's Open Your Heart and Ceremony's Zoo. Both of those albums come from bands with hardcore-scene roots that are figuring out ways to harness their fuck-shit-up power and putting it i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012

Stream Ceremony Zoo

Zoo, the new album and Matador debut from cultish Cali punks Ceremony, is one of the most ferocious and feral records we've heard in recent memory -- a crushing and immediate barrage of riffage and misanthropy that builds on classic hardcore sounds without being beholden to that blueprint. We've posted the tracks "Hysteria"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 29, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February's Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January's Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven's "Reflection Of You." No offense (none taken). That song's great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens' smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo's bounce showcase "Express Yourself," which in turn dives into Ceremony'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2012

Ceremony – “Adult”

Here's something you need to know: Zoo, the new album from Cali punks Ceremony, is an absolute monster. We've already posted leadoff track "Hysteria" and the video for "World Blue." And now we've got "Adult," the album's charged-up next single. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012

Ceremony – “World Blue” Video

The California punk band Ceremony is one to watch out for this year. Next month, they release Zoo, their first album for Matador, and we've already posted the fiery first single "Hysteria." They've now followed that up with a video for another Zoo song, "World Blue." Rob Semmer directs, giving us 99 second… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2012

Ceremony – “Hysteria”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012

Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Most of the Ceremony soundtrack is an original score by the Fruit Bats' Eric D. Johnson (with a little help from Van Dyke Parks), but there are a few additional songs from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star, as well as this cover of Paul Simon's 1972 solo track "Papa Hobo." Grab Koenig's cover below,… More »

By: jessica / April 7, 2011