On Board with Ceremony

It doesn’t seem like a long stretch for me to come out in support of Ceremony; the band have always walked a fine line between post-punk and actual punk, particularly in the way singer Ross Farrar stalked the stage in the live setting. But, it took me until the second single from the band’s forthcoming new LP to really get back on the boat with the band. I love the way the vocals were recorded, sounding like they’re being shouted from another adjacent room…kind of reminds me of the Faint. The guitars definitely have that post-punk angular stab, but their repetition increases the tension, as it should. In the Spirit of the World Now will be out on August 23rd via Relapse Records.


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