by Andrew Sacher

photo: Ceremony at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ceremony

Ceremony have pretty much never made the same album twice, and as the early singles for their upcoming The L-Shaped Man hinted, this new one is no different. It has the band diving pretty deep into Joy Division territory, a pretty far cry from its garage punk predecessor Zoo, and an even further cry from their powerviolence roots. Hear it for yourself in full below (via KEXP).

As previously mentioned, the band also have a tour coming up, which includes a leg with Pity Sex, Tony Molina and Uniform. That great quadruple bill hits NYC on July 1 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available.

They added some new dates too (nothing in NYC). All are listed, with the album stream and the video for one of its tracks, below...

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Ceremony -- 2015 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 @ Legend Records *!
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 +*
6/29 Hamden, CT @ The Space +*
7/1 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +*!
7/3 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa +*
7/4 Toronto, ON - The Garrison +*
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