As the story goes, there was once a three-piece band from Virginia called Skywave. One day, a member from Skywave relocated to New York City. He formed a band called A Place to Bury Strangers. They blew out amplifiers. They blew out eardrums. The crowd rejoiced. Then, came the bills for the new amps and new hearing aids and there was a little less rejoicing, but the crowd was still very pleased with the band who rivaled the legendary guitar screech of Jesus and Mary Chain.
Fast forward to present day, and the two members of Skywave who didn’t move to New York City have a new band and a new single out on Killer Pimp Records: “Someday” by Ceremony. And if you wanted to make the direct comparison to A Place to Bury Strangers, you wouldn’t be that far off. Except there aren’t any of those gigantic, gut-stabbing, eardrum-popping guitar screeches. Ceremony keeps their screeches to a nice, healthy volume, loud enough to add some grit to the mix, but not so loud to induce aural bleeding. Ceremony are nice guys like that. They’d rather focus their energy on maintaining a consistently dark and detached vibe similar to that of The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen or the Psychedelic Furs.
MP3: Ceremony – Someday