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Ceremony  - The L-Shaped Man album
  • Performer Ceremony
  • Title The L-Shaped Man
  • Date of release 2015
  • Country US
  • Style Post-Punk
  • Other formats MP1 TTA DTS MP2 AHX FLAC AC3
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1317 mb
  • Size FLAC 1579 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 501

Ceremony’s fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person. Inside the bridge You suddenly felt calm Simple passing through the world & remembered The Man with the Wooden Arm How hard it must have been? You saw Yourself walking with no one else & it scared You The thought But Your heart was just asleep that night No dreams at all. It’s nothing like You ever thought Why do You break sometimes when You’re alone?

The L-Shaped Man is the fifth album by American punk rock band Ceremony. Produced by Drive Like Jehu guitarist John Reis, the album was released on May 19, 2015 through Matador Records. It marks as a further shift to a Joy Division-influenced post-punk sound that was introduced on band's preceding album, Zoo (2012). Lyrically, the album deals with vocalist Ross Farrar's recent break-up. A music video featuring tracks "The Separation" and "The Understanding" was released on March 26, 2015.

Ceremony is an American punk rock band from Rohnert Park, California. The band features Ross Farrar (vocals), Anthony Anzaldo (guitar), Justin Davis (bass), Andy Nelson (guitar), and Jake Casarotti (drums)  . On May 19, 2015, they released their second album on Matador, titled The L-Shaped Man. This record saw them move even further into the post-punk realm with many comparing the album's sound to that of Joy Division. Their sixth album, In the Spirit World Now, is set for release through Relapse Records on August 23, 2019.

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L-Shaped Man cements their transformation from hardcore heroes to something else entirely with a newfound focus on careful song structure and atmospheric production.

Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man. by Ryan Bray. on May 11, 2015, 12:01am. At its outset, Ceremony made its bones as an intense throwback to early American hardcore. But by its 2012 Matador debut Zoo, the East Bay outfit had largely outgrown its thrashy pedigree, opting for a more nuanced sound in step with Public Image Ltd and Wire. On its latest effort, The L-Shaped Man, the band more or less makes a clean break from its ferocious musical origins. Hardcore now feels like a distant memory. Much of the band’s steel-nerved aggression.

The L-Shaped Man is the band’s first album to act as if hardcore never happened. Instead, the LP is more like the best album Ian Curtis never made.

Album · 2015 · 12 Songs. The L-Shaped Man Ceremony. Listen on Apple Music.

Hardcore Ceremony (USA-1). Band Name Ceremony (USA-1). Album Name The L-Shaped Man. Type Album. Released date 19 May 2015. Labels Matador Records. Members owning this album1.

Tracklist

Hibernation
Exit Fears
Bleeder
Your Life In France
Your Life In America
The Separation
The Pattern
Root Of The World
The Party
The Bridge
The Understanding

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Sea) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-2 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(CD, Album) Matador OLE-1057-2 US 2015
OLE-1057-2 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(CD, Album) Matador OLE-1057-2 Europe 2015
Matador 32 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Matador Matador 32 Europe 2015
none Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(Cass) Not On Label none US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, 201) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Aus) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Ban) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Tim) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Sea) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Sea) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Sta) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, RP) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, S/Edition, 2/2) Matador OLE-1057-1 US 2015
OLE-1057-1 Ceremony The L-Shaped Man ‎(LP, Album, RP) Matador OLE-1057-1 Europe Unknown