The Old Ceremony
The Old Ceremony draws plays lush, literate rock. With eight years of touring the US, Canada, and Europe and five albums under their belt, the Durham/Chapel Hill, NC band occupies its own darkly lit corner of the musical world. It is a corner filled with ominous rumblings and world-weary but hopeful characters.
TOC has performed with CAKE, Chuck Berry, Polyphonic Spree, Mountain Goats, and Avett Brothers, and have received glowing reviews in Magnet, Paste, Blurt, Pitchfork, TimeOut NY, NY Daily News, MTV Hive, and many more. Their newest album, Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide, was released Aug 21, 2012 on Yep Roc Records.
TOC is led by songwriter Django Haskins, and includes drummer Dan Hall, vibes/organist Mark Simonsen, bassist Jeff Crawford, and violinist Gabriele Pelli.