Today, Ceremony reveal their new video and album title track, “In the Spirit World Now“. Front man and lyricist Ross Farrar explains, “The spirit world came about through the reading of Saul Bellow‘s ‘Humboldt’s Gift‘. The novel’s fictitious character, Von Humboldt Fleisher, writes a long letter to the protagonist, Charlie Citrine, which announces, We are not natural beings, but supernatural beings. I understood it as a moment of praise and ran away with it.”
In the Spirit World Now marks a milestone for the legendary Californian punk outfit who have stayed true to themselves as songwriters throughout massive sonic growth throughout their long, storied career. It’s a collection of their most driving, intelligent songs to date and sees Ceremony take another step into a space they can truly call their own, as one of punk’s most unique and forward-thinking bands.