Four years after the release of L Shaped Man, Ceremony return with their most driving, intelligent collection of songs to date in the form of their fifth LP entitled In The Spirit World Now. Their latest single “Presaging The End,” is less pop-forward than the preceding singles, built around a jangly guitar and a simple, grungy bass line according to Stereogum.
“Change is a hard topic to unravel…In one version, people don’t like it much because it tampers with original design. But on the other hand, change is something that is a necessity and also absolutely inevitable, so it’s one of those things we have to embrace by default.” – vocalist Ross Farrar says of the single.
With quintessential hardcore punk albums, like Violence Violence and Still Nothing Moves You, Ceremony‘s caustic approach cemented them as one of the greatest bands to come out of that genre in the past 15 years. Now, diving deeper into a much more layered, post-punk sound, it’s clear that the only thing constant about Ceremony is their flawless ability to evolve.
Catch them at The Regent Theater on August 24 with Pissed Jeans, Marissa Nadler, and All Your Sisters. Grab tickets here.
Be sure to pre-order In The Spirit World Now out on August 23 via Relapse Records here.
Their latest single “Presaging The End” draws from various post-punk to create one of the summer’s most infectious records. Listen to the single below!
Check out the video for their single “Turn Away The Bad Thing”