December 3, 2012

LIVESound: Ceremony Make Their TV Debut On Last Call with Carson Daly

Up until the arrival of this year's amazing Matador debut Zoo (which is also the reigning Best Album of the 2012 here on AwkwardSound,) Ceremony had been steering clear completely of the entire PR game, with press photos from their pre-2012-era careers being a rare thing. To this day, the Bay Area punks still refute most forms of social media outside of blogging, but being among the newer signees on one of the indie rock's largest labels has increased the Rohnert Park punks visibility outside the underground hardcore scene's circle pits and made them friendly with a broader fan base, and of course, the press, too. Ceremony recently took their biggest leap into the public spotlight to date when they made their television debut on the super late night talker, Last Call with Carson Daly. Their performance was actually taped in November at the El Rey Theatre, which probably helped the SoCal thrashers feel a bit more in their element than if they were confined to some cold, glossy studio somewhere on a backlot in Hollywood. On the downside, it unfortunately looks like they didn't have any one-on-one contact with the age-defying ex-TRL host. On the further downside, it also looks like Matador had to take making this footage public into their own hands by posting it onto their YouTube channel, weeks after it aired and had yet to join other archived' performances on the show's website. I guess Carson wasn't a fan? Watch Ceremony crash through basic cable with Zoo's standout singles "Hysteria" and "Adult" below, and you probably shouldn't expect to see Ross Farrar sitting in the judge's seat on The Voice anytime soon either...

"Hysteria" (Live on Last Call with Carson Daly)

"Adult" (Live on Last Call with Carson Daly)

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