Coming this Halloween: TV Casualty’s debut 7″

On October 31st*, Matador will release a charity 7″ from Philadelphia’s TV Casualty.

This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with Dan Yemin) and Minor Threat (with Mike McKee). Here, Ted Leo joins the band as Glen Danzig, in what else but their take on The Misfits (watch some past performances here)!

As part of Matador’s famed ELO- catalogue series (confused? consult the discography), this blood-red 7″ features covers of Children In Heat, Angelfuck, Teenagers From Mars, We Bite, Who Killed Marilyn, Some Kinda Hate. All proceeds collected on sales of this release will be donated on behalf of TV Casualty & Matador to The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia’s only LGBTQ Youth Center.

TV Casualty’s next live date is on October 28 at The Florida Theater as part of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Money collected at this show will go to Occupy Philadelphia.

Pre-order the single at the Matador store now.

*The band will have copies for sale on their 10/28 show in Gainesville and you should be able to find the 7″ in your local stores around then. You can also buy the tracks digitally starting 10/31.

some new CEREMONY tour dates

Along with an appearance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Ceremony will hit the road in the coming weeks, playing Southern California and Flordia. Don’t miss them.

Nov 4 – Nov 6, Austin TX, US, Fun Fun Fun Fest
Thu, Nov 10 , 2011 , Los Angeles CA , US , Troubador ,
Fri, Nov 11 , 2011 , Santa Cruz CA , US , Pioneer ,
Sat, Nov 12 , 2011 , San Francisco CA , US , Submission Gallery ,
Sun, Nov 13 , 2011 , Ventura CA , US , Zoeyís Cafe ,
Thu, Dec 8 , 2011 , Orlando FL , US , Willís Pub ,
Fri, Dec 9 , 2011 , Miami FL , US , Churchillís Pub ,
Sat, Dec 10 , 2011 , Tampa FL , US , Transitions Art Gallery ,

photo from ingridjohansen‘s flickr

Ceremony are in Europe AS WE SPEAK

Ceremony are in the midst of a tour which brings them to Germany six (!) times, without skipping Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark and the UK. Don’t miss these guys.

July
Tuesday — 26 — Munchen, DE — Feierwerk
Wednesday — 27 — Stuttgart, DE — Juha West
Thursday — 28 — Zurich, CH — Dynamo Werk 21
Friday — 29 — Koln, DE — Underground
Saturday — 30 — Mol, BE — Breakout Fest

August
Sunday — 1 — Hannover, DE — Bei Chez Heinz
Monday — 2 — Hamburg, DE — Hafenklang
Tuesday — 3 — Berlin, DE — Hafenklang
Wednesday — 4 — Fredericia, DK — Fredericia Hardcore Festival
Thursday — 5 — Leisnig, DK — Sucks’n’Summer
Friday — 6 — Brugge, BE — JH Comma
Sunday — 8 —Port Lympne, UK — Hevy Fest

 

For our friends in Richmond, we’re also excited to let you know that Ceremony are part of the below bill:

Thursday — 18 — Richmond, VA — Best Friends Day 10 @ The Bike Lot (w/ Zero Boys, Off With Their Heads, Screaming Females, Worn In Red)

 

photo lifted from xChrisZx‘s flickr

Coming In 2012 : A New Album From Ceremony

For several of us at Matador Records & Filmworks, ‘Rohnert Park’, the 3rd album from Northern California’s CEREMONY wasn’t merely one of our favorites of 2010, it also represented one of those moments where we sit around in a dark room and wonder aloud, “can you imagine what these guys will do next?”

Those moments usually don’t last long. Often one of the cleaners will turn on the lights and we’ll have to explain they’ve not walked in on some kind of corporate hazing ritual. In this instance, however, the moment seemed to extend for several months, finally culminating in the worst kept secret in our version of the rock biz this spring ; Ceremony’s next full-length studio album will be a Matador release in 2012.

Big Smile’s Conor Crackford called ‘Rohnert Park’, “one of the best hardcore punk albums of the new decade, a testament to punk’s relevance in the American Apocalypse and to classic hardcore’s endurance as a form of pop in it’s own right,” a statement that feels less like hyperbole and something closer to a truism after living with that record in our heads over the past year.  We’ve too much respect for what  Ross, Anthony, Andy , Justin  and Jake have already done and too much optimism over where they’re going than to raise the spectre of post-hardcore.  For starters, that would suggest we think hardcore is done & dusted .  It would imply there’s a label mandate about Ceremony’s next creative move.  Both of these things are untrue.  There’s gonna be a new album recorded this autumn, released in the first half of next year, and beyond that, we expect to be as surprised as you (albeit a bit earlier).

The announcement of Ceremony’s signing to Matador also coincides with the band’s swan song for Bridge 9, a 6-song 12″ EP/CD/digital EP entitled ‘Covers’.  Songs by Urban Waste (“Public Opinion”), Pixies (“Nimrod’s Son”), Crisis (“Holocaust”), Eddie and the Subtitles (“American Society”), Vile (“5 to 10”) and Wire (“Pink Flag”)  are reinterpreted by Ceremony on this collection of outtakes from the ‘Rohnert Park’ sessions.  Bridge Nine are taking preorders starting today.

“Sick” (mp3, from ‘Rohnert Park’, courtesy of Bridge Nine)

Ceremony (band site)

forthcoming dates :

June
Thursday — 30 —  Greenpoint NY —  House of Vans —  with No Age, Health, Cults

July
Friday — 1 — Brooklyn, NY — 538 Johnson Ave — with Veins, Give, Zero Progress, Hounds of Hate
Saturday — 2 — Baltimore, MD —  Charm City Art Space — with Joyce Manor, Sacrum, Fox & The Hound
Sunday — 3 — Philadelphia, PA — The Barbary — with Kromosom, Gypsy, Pink Coffins (3pm)
Sunday — 3 — Philadelphia, PA — Philly Punx Pinic at Blockley Pourhouse — with Kromosom, Bloodcrow Butchers, Cleansing Wave, Dopestroke, Piss Ant
Friday — 22 — Santa Barbara, CA — Sound And Fury Festival
Sunday — 24 — Rokycany, CZ — Fluff Fest
Monday — 25 — Wein, AT — Arena
Tuesday — 26 — Munchen, DE — Feierwerk
Wednesday — 27 — Stuttgart, DE — Juha West
Thursday — 28 — Zurich, CH — Dynamo Werk 21
Friday — 29 — Koln, DE — Underground
Saturday — 30 — Mol, BE — Breakout Fest

August
Sunday — 1 — Hannover, DE — Bei Chez Heinz
Monday — 2 — Hamburg, DE — Hafenklang
Tuesday — 3 — Berlin, DE — Hafenklang
Wednesday — 4 — Fredericia, DK — Fredericia Hardcore Festival
Thursday — 5 — Leisnig, DK — Sucks’n’Summer
Friday — 6 — Brugge, BE — JH Comma
Sunday — 8 —Port Lympne, UK — Hevy Fest