“There was that night that we thought John Berryman could fly / But he didn’t, so he died / She said ‘You’re pretty good with words, but words won’t save your life’ / And they didn’t, so he died” and yeah it’s crude to start a post on Ceremony quoting Craig Finn but if it weren’t for that base bar fanatics fascination with John Berryman I would’ve forgotten the man along with all the other wonders of collegiate poetry and clearly he’s critical to the new lonesome zeitgeist of Ceremony (whose unabashed post-punk plunge shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise) and the tortured pretense of their black and white break up and out with calamitous passion clip for “Your Life in France” so thanks, Mr. Finn. Seriously, though, this jam is a total no-joy worth repeating endlessly to truck stop mirrors on the long road back to your empty home. It’s the latest track to leak from the band’s upcoming LP, The L-Shaped Man (due 5/19 via Matador) and it can be viewed along with all known tour dates, below. Rockit.
Ceremony Tour Dates:
5/22 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street º
5/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex º
6/12 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door *ˇ
6/13 San Diego, CA @ Strong Hold *!
6/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *!
6/15 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *!
6/16 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *!
6/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7 *!$
6/18 Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall *!$
6/19 Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown *!
6/20 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
6/21 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic Nightspot *
6/22 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem *
6/23 Orlando, FL @ The Social *
6/24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
6/25 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
6/26 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel +*
6/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +*
6/28 Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale +*
7/1 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +*!
7/5 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place +*
7/6 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class +*
7/7 Detroit, MI @ Marble +*
7/8 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +*
7/9 Madison, WI @ The Frequency +*
7/10 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry +*
7/11 Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery *ˇ
7/12 Denver, CO @ Moon Room *ˇ
7/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *ˇ
7/14 Boise, ID @ The Shredder *ˇ
7/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *ˇ
7/16 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe *ˇ
º with Negative Approach
* with Tony Molina
! with Uniform
$ with Radioactivity
+ with Pity Sex
ˇ with Creative Adult