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Ceremony to release EP, signs with Matador

Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:18 PM PT
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Official press release:

Bay Area CA's Ceremony are excited to announce their forthcoming Covers EP which will be released August 9th via Bridge Nine Records. The 6-song EP features cover songs from Urban Waste, Pixies, Crisis, Eddie and the Subtitles, Vile and Wire, and were recorded with Dan Rathbun as outtakes during the Rohnert Park recording session. The Covers EP pays homage to a few of the artists that have influenced Ceremony along the way and will continue to inspire them.

Ceremony has had quite a year; they released their landmark effort, Rohnert Park, in June of 2010 to incredible amounts of critical acclaim. FADER called the album "an incredible record", Alternative Press said it was "adventurous", and Lambgoat said it was "one of 2010's most intriguing records." In support of Rohnert Park, the band toured the US, UK, Europe and Japan, played countless Festivals (like FYF in Los Angeles, Chaos in Tejas in Austin, and many more), and will be hitting the Vans House Party in Brooklyn tonight. This coming July, Ceremony is scheduled for an appearance at Sound & Fury Festival, followed by a European tour.

Moving forward, Ceremony will be calling Matador Records their new home (the label is known for their work with bands like Sonic Youth, Pavement, Interpol, and many others). Bridge Nine owner Chris Wrenn said, "Today is a very bittersweet day, as Ceremony is moving on to Matador. We are sad to see them go, but so excited and proud of the band. Our relationship with Ceremony has been an incredible one over the years and we will continue to stay close with the band. B9 wishes Ceremony the absolute best, and are just as excited as everyone else to hear their next record."

Covers EP track listing:

Urban Waste - Public Opinion
Pixies - Nimrod's Son
Crisis - Holocaust
Eddie and the Subtitles - American Society (L7 version)
Vile - 5 to 10
Wire - Pink Flag




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