(Oct. 7th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles-based trio The Ceremonies will be featured as MTV’s new Artist to Watch starting today. The two week campaign will feature exclusive interviews and performances only seen on MTV and mtv.com. That honor follows last week’s video premiere of “Land of Gathering,” the first single from The Ceremonies’ self-titled debut EP. The Ceremonies EP will be released tomorrow via Atom Factory Music/Capitol Records. The 5-track EP merges edgy, New Wave-inspired alt-rock with melody-powered pop that’s both lush and endlessly catchy.
“Land of Gathering” video: http://smarturl.it/landvideo
Made up of three stylish and post-punk-obsessed brothers – Matthew, Mark, and Michael Cook – The Ceremonies released their debut single “Land Of Gathering” earlier this year. Since premiering via VICE Noisey, the introductory video for “Land of Gathering” has racked up more than 781,875 views. Gaining major radio airplay from SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, “Land of Gathering” has also emerged as a favorite on KROQ’s “Locals Only” countdown, where the song spent two weeks in the number-one slot.
With shows in support of Willy Moon, Dear Boy, Roy Orbit, and We Are Scientists already under their belt, The Ceremonies are gearing up to tour with The Fratellis from November 1st to November 12th (full schedule below).
Formed while the youngest two Cook brothers were still in high school, The Ceremonies name post-punk/New Wave/indie-pop pioneers like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, and The Smiths among their key influences. Also drawing inspiration from romantic poets like William Blake and Williams Wordsworth – as well as from British futurist writer Aldous Huxley – the band is hailed by V Magazine as a “conflagration of pounding drums and live-wire energy all but missing from radio today, armed with anthemic harmonies and a distinctly otherworldly sensibility.”
Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 10 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (headlining)
October 16 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall (ASCAP/CMJ Showcase)
October 18 – New York, NY – Spike Hill (Baeble/CMJ Showcase)
October 19 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall (CMJ Showcase)
With The Fratellis:
November 1 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
November 2 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
November 3 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 4 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live (downstairs)
November 6 – Chicago, IL - Metro
November 7 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
November 8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
November 9 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
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