• Aug 4

    USF have a new EP out entitled Oasism — you can purchase all six tracks via Bandcamp. In an effort to do things differently when it comes to releasing music, USF teamed up with independent game developer Dan Miller to create an interactive world based on the album’s artwork (also designed by Dan Miller). Needless to say, we strongly encourage you to enter the desert and check it out/explore. In addition, you can read an interview with USF at Impose which is running now. See more of Dan Miller’s work via his webpage here.

    USF Oasism
    CER026 – Released July 31, 2015
    Digital Only

    Release Notes:

    Written by Jason Baxter & Kyle Hargus
    Recored & Mixed by USF in Seattle, WA
    Masted by Matthew Tammariello in Oakland, CA
    Artwork by Dan Miller, layout by USF & Ceremony


    1. Spires
    2. Unknown
    3. Brain Coral
    4. Last Boat Back
    5. Then Color
    6. Datamoshing


  • Nov 10

    Proud to present the debut full-length album from Bam Spacey available now on 12″ Vinyl and Digital. Everything you need is available through our Bandcamp page + you can stream the album from front to back.

    Tour dates coming up soon, if you are in Stockholm on Monday, November 10 check out Debaser where Bam Spacey will be supporting How To Dress Well.

  • Sep 23

    Stream the second single, “Delar Av En Historia (2002)” via Yours Truly. The title track is also available digitally as part of a bundle including two exclusive tracks to the digital release — “Ocean” + “Delar Av En Historia (2002) (Deep Dig Edit)”, purchase here via Bandcamp. Pre-order the forthcoming debut album, 1998 out October 14 on 12″ Vinyl + Digital.

  • Aug 12

    Malmö’s finest producer (in our opinion, at least) Bam Spacey will release his debut full-length album 1998 on October 14, 2014 on LP, CD, and Digital. 1998 is available now for pre-order through our Bandcamp page. Order the album, get the first single “Upplyst” immediately after purchase. “Upplyst” is available now for streaming after premiering earlier today with The FADER

  • Jun 27

    USF’s excellent debut for Ceremony is out this week. Tycho’s ISO50 blog were kind enough to stream SIMISM over the weekend and it’s now available to pick up through our Bandcamp page + all digital retailers worldwide.

    CER021 – Released June 24, 2014
    Digital Only

    Release Notes:

    Written by Jason Baxter & Kyle Hargus
    Recored & Mixed by USF with Aaron Schroeder at BLDGSs in Seattle, WA
    Masted by Matthew Tammariello in Oakland, CA
    Vocals on “Outtamind” by Fatha Green


    1. Roof Access
    2. Sibilant
    3. Free ‘Till Midnight
    4. Outtamind (ft. Fatha Green)
    5. Chlorinated
    6. Hyperspace Honeymoon

  • Jun 21

    Stream an all-new mix from Prism House via SSENSE. Dubbed “Warm Revisited“, the Brooklyn duo’s exclusive mix for the Montreal based online boutique features cuts from Markus Guentner, JackLNDN, Brenmar, and Mykki Blanco layered over Canblaster, RL Grime, DJ Rashad, and more.

    Prism House’s latest Landfall EP is out now and available digitally through our Bandcamp page.



  • May 19

    We’re welcoming USF (formerly Universal Studios Florida) to the family today. The Seattle duo have their SIMISM EP out June 24 and offer a lovely back catalog to go through over at their Bandcamp page. We’ll be posting some tour dates in the weeks to come. In the meantime, Yours Truly have  helped us share the news and have premiered new single “Sibilant”pre-order that now and receive “Sibilant” immediately after with your purchase.

  • Apr 30

    Prism House are streaming their newly released Landfall EP over at Mass Appeal all week and you can pick up a free download of album track “Soft Spot” via XLR8R as well.

    Landfall is out now and can be purchased through Ceremony’s Bandcamp page.

  • Apr 29

    Following up on their 2013 debut Reflections EP, Brooklyn duo Prism House present their follow up, Landfall EP, out this week worldwide. Purchase it over at our Bandcamp page, Boomkat, and iTunes. Try it before you buy it over at Mass Appeal who are streaming the release in full all week.

    Sample tracks from the EP at FACT Magazine and Vice.

    Prism House have a number of live dates coming up. The first is on May 8, 2014 at Cameo in Brooklyn, NY. Invite here.

    Prism House
    Landfall EP
    CER020 – Released April 29, 2014

    Release Notes:

    Artwork Image by Owen Perry
    Additional Artwork Design by Raul Coto Batres
    Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at AudibleOddities – Oakland, CA


    1. False Future
    2. Drift
    3. Soft Spot
    4. The Skyline Breathes Tonight
    5. Approaching (Interlude)
    6. Shame

  • Mar 25

    We’re proud to present a new three-track EP from Albert Swarm entitled The Cage EP. It’s available today and helps bring in our new Bandcamp page featuring a new Ceremony logo for 2014 and our entire catalog to date.

    The Cage EP is available for the low low price of pay-what-you-want via Bandcamp now. More to come, stay tuned.

    Albert Swarm The Cage EP
    CER019 – Released March 25, 2014
    Digital Only

    Release Notes:

    Written & Recorded by Albert Swarm in Helsinki, Finland
    Artwork & Design by Albert Swarm
    Mastered at Masterpiece Mastering London


    1. Truths
    2. Restraints
    3. The Cage

  • Feb 17

    Grab a free download from Braxton/Palmer as the PNW producer preps his official follow up to 2013’s debut Creeper release coming up in just a few months.

    Braxton/Palmer “Callin’ Your Body” available for stream and download via CER Soundcloud.

    Artwork by Danielle Giza.

  • Dec 17

    In so many words, we’ve had a great year introducing new signings to the world and putting out (to date) more releases than ever before. So while we’re looking forward to a brief break during the holidays, we’re also super thankful to everyone that supported us over the past twelve months. As a thank you we’ve been dropping remixes from The Soft’s Uncanny Valley EP over the past several days, all as free downloads, and have now compiled them into one set available to download as a bundle via Soundcloud here.

    Thanks again for a great 2013, we’ll be back in the new year.

    The Soft
    Uncanny Valley Remixes

    1. Painted (Not Waving Remix)
    2. Prana (Joonipah Remix)
    3. Uncanny Valley (Bam Space Bare Minimum Mix)
    4. Bewilder (Jahnne Remix)

    The Soft Uncanny Valley EP is available now one 12″ and digital, purchase here.

    Artwork by William Glass.

  • Oct 22

    Proud to present Dan Casey’s debut full length Empty City out worldwide as of October 22 on 12″ Vinyl + Digital.

    We’re celebrating by streaming the full album with The FADER for release week, check that out by clicking here. And the album is available now (and going fast) on 12″ vinyl which comes with a free digital download. Purchase links just below.

    Dan Casey Empty City 12″ Vinyl – HERE
    Dan Casey Empty City Digital – HERE

  • Oct 16

    SPIN premieres Dan Casey’s “Playing Games” from his forthcoming Empty City out, next week, October 22nd. Vinyl available for pre-order via the Ceremony web-store now.

  • Sep 26

    The Soft celebrate their newly released EP this week by contributing an all-vinyl mix to Dummy Magazine’s long-running Mix series. Check out an exclusive interview with the guys and stream the mix all at the same time (true power!) via Dummy or stream/download the mix solo at Soundcloud.

    The Soft’s debut Uncanny Valley EP is out now. Pick up a 12″ Vinyl by clicking here.

    The Soft – Dummy Mix 

    Jeremy Greenspan & Borys – Stylite Feat. Christina Stealy [Jiaolong]
    Metro Area – Muira [Environ]
    Risque Rhythum Team – The Jackin’ Zone [Soul Jazz Records]
    Leon Vynehall – Don’t Know Why [Man Make Music]
    DJ Koze – Mariposa [Kompakt]
    Anthony Naples – Mad Disrespect [Mr Saturday Night]
    Kool Vibe – Be Someone (Kool Mix) [Trax Records]
    Rick Wade – Nothing To Fear [Harmonie Park]
    Mike Huckaby – We Can Make This [Deep Transportation]
    Move D – Say I [Electric Minds]
    Huxley – Atonement [20:20 Vision]
    Black Magic – Let It Go (Ken Lou Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]

  • Sep 24

    Happy release week to The Soft who are also now newly London based! The debut Uncanny Valley EP is out today worldwide produced by The Soft, Luke Abbott, & David Pye. Pick up the 12″ vinyl limited to 300 copies at the CER web-store while the digital version is available where ever digital music is sold. Links below, remixes coming soon.

    Try Uncanny Valley before you buy it — the entire releases is now streaming at Dazed & Confused Magazine.

    Uncanny Valley 12″ Vinyl

    Juno DL


  • Sep 18

    Proud to present Dan Casey’s solo debut Empty City out October 22, 2013 worldwide on Digital and 12″ Vinyl. You can pre-order your copy via our webstore today. Be sure to check out the newest single “Hidden Guide” as part of a fuller interview feature The FADER posted on Dan Casey.

    “That [Dan Casey’s] music can heighten emotions on both sides, that it can work with your vibe rather than against it, suggests it’ll be an album to keep close.” – The FADER

    Image: CER016 Dan Casey Empty City Album Art by May Lin Le Goff

  • Sep 10

    Delighted to share the newest single from (recently moved) London outfit The Soft from the forthcoming Uncanny Valley EP out worldwide on September 24, 2013.

    “Painted” follows the digital single release of “Prana” (July 9, 2013) and is available now to stream at FACT Magazine in the UK.

    You’ll get a chance to hear the entire album very soon. In the meantime, pre-order a copy of the 12″ (limited first pressing of 300 copies) through our recently launched Big Cartel web store as all orders will ship upon day of release. All orders come with a free download of the “Prana” digital release + full EP digital download on release day.

    Image: Uncanny Valley EP artwork by William Glass

  • Sep 2

    The Solar Year boys have been active on the remix front over the past few weeks.

    Solar Year also took on CER favorite Lindstrom. Pulling together a rather deep and watery take on “Vossakorv”, Solar Year provide a very loose hint on some of the sonic structures they are going after as they are in the studio right now in Montreal working on follow up material to Waverly.

    Check out the premiere at This Is Fake DIY and stream/download the edit at Soundcloud.

    Nashville, TN synth-80s-revival-phil-collins-kindred-spirits Jensen Sportag have an excellent and long awaited debut album out later this fall. Leading into that the brothers Sportag took a stab at “Seeing The Same” — the latest single off of Solar Year’s debut Waverly album. There are, in fact, two remixes in the set: one up, one down. AdHoc premiered the “down” version and it’s available with a free download now. We’ll be dropping the “up” version in the near future.

    Read the post at AdHoc and stream/download the edit at Soundcloud.

    Solar Year Waverly is available now on 12″ vinyl, pick up an LP by visiting the CER store.

  • Aug 22

    We’re pleased to welcome Dan Casey to the family. His debut album, Empty City, will arrive late October. The folks at NPR have come on board to help us share the news and the title track. “Empty City” is available now for free download, follow the link to NPR to grab the MP3.

    Tracklist coming soon, but for now peep the beautiful (so we think) album art in the attached image designed and created by NYC based artist May Lin Le Goff.


  • Aug 22

    Very excited to share the first of two edits Jensen Sportag have done for Solar Year’s “Seeing The Same”. Premiering yesterday with AdHoc you can check out the article here and be sure to download the remix via Soundcloud.

    Solar Year’s debut album Waverly available now digitally as well as a limited vinyl run, first pressing at 300 copies and going quickly. Pick up a copy by clicking here, where you will be taken to the CER store.

    Jensen Sportag edit 2 coming soon.

    Jensen Sportag – Soundcloud
    Solar Year – Soundcloud

  • Aug 6

    Following up the release of their digital single, The Soft unveil the stunning visual accompaniment to “Prana” playing now at PORTALS blog and Vimeo.

    New details on the UK duo’s label debut for Ceremony coming up in just a few weeks. In the meantime, their “Prana” single is available now where all fine digital music is sold.

  • Jul 30

    CER015 Bam Spacey “River” is out worldwide today — feel free to pick up the digital at iTunes and Beatport. We’ll be sharing the remixes later today, in the meantime Societe Perrier premiered the b-side from the release “Gryning” which can be streamed here and on our Soundcloud page.

    Bam Spacey – “River”

    Released July 30, 2013
    Digital Only

    Release Notes:
    Artwork & Design by Magnus Johansson, Pietu Arvola, Ceremony
    Recorded & Produced by Magnus Johansson in Malmö, Sweden

    River (Glenn Jackson Remix)
    River (Cocaine Cool Edit)

    Purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Beatport

  • Jul 30

    A loving heads up on a free download we’re giving away this week from The Soft’s recent “Prana” release. Joonipah‘s excellent remix is now available for free after premiering on XLR8R. Read about it here // download it here. Enjoy!

  • Jul 17

    We’re very very happy to have Malmo’s Magnus Johansson back on the production tip in 2013. Over the past several months Magnus has been cracking away at his follow up to 2012’s Land EP and we’re looking forward to sharing the next album soon.

    But before that, Bam Spacey has a new single on deck for July 30 entitled “River”. You can stream the title track now on Soundcloud and at The FADER. Look out for more tracks to pop up from said release over the next several days. Release information and tracklist below including remixes from Glenn Jackson and an extended edit on “River” from Bam Spacey himself.

    Bam Spacey “River” CER015
    Out July 30, 2013

    1. River
    2. Gryning
    3. River (Glenn Jackson Remix)
    4. River (Cocaine Cool Edit)

  • Jul 9

    The Soft’s new single “Prana”,  from the forthcoming Uncanny Valley EP, is out today and streaming over at the Neu blog on This Is Fake DIY.

    The “Prana” single includes the original track + remixes from Elysia and Joonipah and is available where ever digital music is sold.

    While we tend to think all of our artist’s output is incredible, don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Fake DIY had to say:

    ‘Prana’ is arguably their most streamlined cut to date, though it doesn’t stop the three from exploring vast expanses across six luscious minutes. By the time its halfway-mark kick commences, you’re wrapped up in thick pads and swelling synthetics, lost to the point of no return. 


  • Jun 25

    Solar Year’s beautiful debut album Waverly is available today on a limited edition run of 12″ vinyl and where ever digital music is sold. Make things easy and head over to the CER store to pick up either option.

    Reminder to folks outside North America: Waverly is out in the EU/UK with our friends at Splendour — purchase link here.

    To celebrate release day, Gorilla Vs Bear have premiered the stunning new video for “Global Girlfriend” directed by Allie Avital Tsypin from an idea conceived by herself and Solar Year. You can view the video here.

    Some words on the footage from the guys:

    “The music video for “Global Girlfriend” is essentially a series of “paintings” that explore sacred spaces, death, relaxation, and ideas of paradise.

    It was the product of a series of conversations between us and the director Allie Tsypin. References included everything from Tarkovsky’s Stalker to spas, churches, research about the afterlife, Tilda Swinton fashion spreads, Mormon tabernacles, and 80s Scandinavian craft art. Ultimately we were interested in the connection between death and “relaxation”.”

  • Jun 21

    Solar Year’s debut album Waverly is upon us: it’s out next week! Spanning 10 tracks (and one bonus track if you buy the digital) Waverly will be available starting June 25 on a limited edition run of 300 vinyls, no CDs.

    And, of course, there is the digital copy you can pick up across the board and we’ll have those links up in our store for you next week. In addition, we’ve got a pre-order available now at iTunes if you’re eager — this link will take you to that page.

    We’re excited to share the new video for “Global Girlfriend” that is just around the corner now so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the meantime the boys put together a stunning, albeit dark toned, mix for Dummy Mag in the UK running this week along with an interview. Check it out here — and wait for that Moby remix at the end 😉

  • May 14

    Very proud to present CER011 and the debut single from Olympia’s own Braxton/Palmer available across all digital retailers today and featured on the front page of the iTunes Electronic homepage.

    Our friends at Decoder Magazine helped us share “Creeper, Pt. 1” today after Pt. 2 dropped two weeks back with Gorilla Vs. Bear.

    You can hear both cuts on our Soundcloud page. & if you pick up the release you’ll also get remixes from Solar Year and Prism House.

    Braxton/Palmer “Creeper” is available now on iTunes, Boomkat, & Juno Download.

  • May 1

    Pick up some free downloads from Bam Spacey and Prism House this week!

    We celebrated 1,000+ Soundcloud followers for Bam Spacey over the weekend with a brooding new track from the Malmo producer entitled “Gror” — you can download it over on his Soundcloud page here.

    Over on the Prism House page, the Brooklyn duo received an edit on their track “My Love” from London up and comer Dalot that Impose Magazine was kind enough to premiere. Head over to the Prism House Soundcloud page to grab that remix and their debut Reflections EP is available now.

  • Apr 23

    We’d like to welcome Braxton/Palmer to the family today with the announcement of the Olympia, Washington based producer’s debut single “Creeper” out May 14, 2013. If you’ve talked to us personally in the last four months you probably know how over the top excited we are about these tracks. And now we’re happy to share a first listen on “Creeper, Pt. 2” via Gorilla Vs. Bear in the US and The Line Of Best Fit over in the UK.

    Plenty more to come from Braxton/Palmer, stay tuned. Check out his artist page here, follow him on Soundcloud, and “Creeper” release information just below, artwork by the lovely Albert Swarm.

    Out Digitally May 14, 2013
    1. Creeper, Pt. 1
    2. Creeper, Pt. 2
    3. Creeper, Pt. 1 (Solar Year Remix)
    4. Creeper, Pt. 2 (Prism House Remix)

  • Apr 17

    Prism House landed on The Creators Project and you can see the results here. Follow the link to see an exclusive (and rather incredible) performance shot in Brooklyn a few weeks back as well as a little interview that dives into the origins of the Prism House project  and what the guys are planning to do next.

    And pssssst the Reflections EP is available now — purchase it via Boomkat and iTunes.

  • Apr 17

    Head over to Pitchfork today to check out the newest single from Solar Year. “Global Girlfriend” is the first track from the upcoming Waverly release out June 25, 2013 through Ceremony in North America and our friends at Splendour in Europe. Waverly will be released on a limited edition 12″ vinyl + digital, we should have a pre-order up in May so stay tuned.

    If you’re in New York during the next couple of weeks, Solar Year have a couple of shows coming up:

    Friday, April 19 – Connect Party @ Ran Tea House – Brooklyn, NY w/ Rioux, Young Magic
    Friday, April 26 – Soon To Be Innocent Fun @ Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY w/ Michna, Charles Tee, Heathered Pearls
    Saturday, May 4 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Beacon, Braille

  • Mar 1

    Our Brooklyn friends Prism House has a debut EP out NEXT WEEK. Plenty of sounds from the Reflections EP have been making the rounds lately. Most recently, Prism House sat down with Vice to answer a few questions about smoking weed, using samples, and more along with sharing second single “Need You (Part I)”. Following up on that, FACT have premiered the final single from the album today — check out “In A Cage” either at FACT or on our Soundcloud page.

    More to come including a remix from Albert Swarm. And to celebrate the EP’s release we’ll be throwing a night in Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 6 at Cameo Gallery with Solar Year, Wild Arms, and a special guest from the Time No Place label. All the information on that can be found via Cameo’s page and the Facebook event page.

  • Feb 12

    An up and coming project that we’ve been working with closely here in New York goes by the name Prism House. Read more about the group on their newly minted artist page here. We’re excited to announce the debut proper coming out in the form of an EP entitled Reflections on March 5th, digitally.

    Prism House continus to bend the rules of what we’d like to think a track could and should sound like and that is perfectly exemplified on the EP’s five tracks. Stay tuned for a shows coming up including an album release party at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn on March 6.

    Check out the album’s first single “Someone Save Me” available now for free download on XLR8R and Soundcloud.

    Prism House
    Reflections EP

    1. Need You (Part 1)
    2. Someone Save Me
    3. Need You (Part 2)
    4. In A Cage
    5. My Love

  • Feb 5

    Glenn Jackson Morning Swim EP is available today across all digital retailers. Support MUSIC and pick up all three tracks today!

    On the topic of three tracks. You heard “Save” via The Fader, “Morning Swim” at No Fear Of Pop/Electronic Beats, and to celebrate release day Philip Sherburne at Spin Magazine premiered album closer “You Too” which you can stream here. So the circle is complete, you can now preview each of Morning Swim‘s three track via our Soundcloud page and find the buy links just below.

    “Straight outta Oakland, a new figure in the homemade house resurgence” – Spin Magazine

    Buy Glenn Jackson Morning Swim:
    Ceremony Store


  • Feb 4

    Solar Year are in Europe RIGHT NOW.

    Dates coming up in Paris, Oslo, Berlin, Prage, and more. Full flyer and tour routing inside the image here in this post.

    To help spread the word, Dummy Mag have premiered the video for “Magic Idea” — the b-side to their recently release 7″ on Stratosfear — directed by long time How To Dress Well collaborator Jamie Harley. You can watch it here.

    New album and release information coming soon.

  • Jan 11

    Welcoming Oakland, CA producer/writer/artist/allaroundniceguy Glenn Jackson to the Ceremony family today. Glenn has been a shining light in the Bay Area scene for some time now. He is also one half of bummer-pop duo James & Evander and most recently he helped start the West In Dust imprint in 2012 with fellow producer Elephant & Castle.

    For his debut release under his given name, we couldn’t be happier to present the Morning Swim EP out February 5, 2013 digitally with artwork by our good friend & NYC based designer Alex Koplin aka h34dup. Hear first single “Save” on The Fader and Soundcloud today. We promise to bring out more from the EP as we get closer to release day celebrations.

    Glenn Jackson
    Morning Swim EP

    Artwork by Alex Koplin

    1. Morning Swim
    2. Save
    3. You Too

  • Jan 2

    A new day in a new year. Welcome. Happy 2013!

    We have a busy start to the year coming up starting with an EP out February 5 by Oakland’s very own Glenn Jackson. Plenty of information coming up on that in a few weeks.

    In the meantime we wanted to take one last look back on 2012 and in the spirit of keeping things upbeat and moving forward we’re sending over a lot of love to Bam Spacey for his late year stunner “Get It All” remix for fellow Swedes Karl X Johan.

    It’s available now w/ free download via The Soul Electronic and Soundcloud. It’s amazing, trust us.

    And a second congratulations to mister Bam Spacey for making The Soul Electornic’s Best New Artists for 2012.

    Here’s to the new year.

  • Dec 20

    It’s safe to say that the word “excited” doesn’t quite cover how we feel about Ceremony in 2013. Add Solar Year to the equation and we’re in the club until 8am drinking cristal, popping pills, and eating chocolate. Today we’d like to officially welcome Montreal/New York based duo Solar Year to the Ceremony family.

    We’ll have an LP from Solar Year out this spring here in North America (Europe via our friends at Splendour) along with some touring throughout the year so stay tuned for updates starting in January. In the meantime, get familiar with Solar Year by checking out the “Brotherhood” single via Pitchfork, “Night & Day” via The Fader, and their most recent drop with “Magic Idea” over on Dazed.

    Solar Year have a 7″ out on Stratosfear (started by our brothers & sisters at No Fear Of Pop) now, so follow the link to pick up a copy now.


  • Dec 20

    We’ve got one more track from The Soft to share before the holidays. That is the b-side “Emblems” available now for stream and free download via The Soft’s Soundcloud page and The Fader. More to come in 2013.

    “Interesting, attractive, uncanny. What’s wrong with it? And if you find it disturbing, why does it disturb you? It has a human-like face, and yet there’s nothing behind except wires… What would it be like to see a real human in such a state? ”


  • Nov 29

    We’ve got our first single from Suffolk, UK production trio The Soft up now for stream and download — head over to Soundcloud to check it out, pick it up, put on your iPod, take it to the gymnasium, show your parents, share with your friends.

    Look out for an EP scheduled to drop in early 2013 featuring all new material. But before the end of the year we’ll have some more singles, a video, and remix from Kid Smpl — all coming in the next several weeks. Also, check out some “Mori” features on No Fear Of Pop & Dipped In Dollars from today.


    The UK’s Dummy Magazine has premiered the William Glass directed video for “Mori” – dive in. And the always trusty XLR8R ran the deliberate and moody remix for “Mori” by Seattle producer Kid Smpl.

    All tracks are available for download and stream at The Soft’s Soundcloud and at the Ceremony Soundcloud page.

    *Image – “Mori” Artwork by William Glass

  • Nov 7

    We’re pleased to announce UK trio The Soft have joined up with Ceremony. We’ve been following these young lads ever since they quietly released their debut Hot Summer EP in 2011. Jump forward one year and we can tell you with confidence that the new material due in early 2013 shows The Soft moving in promising new directions. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the end of the year.

    For now, check out the excellent edit The Soft did for GRMLN’s “Coral” via The Line Of Best Fit. Available now for free download, the remix takes GRMLN’s original sun drenched California coast tune away  from the beach, onto an overnight bus, and right onto a dance floor.


  • Sep 11

    Yes! We couldn’t be happier to present the newest album from Helsinki’s Pietu Arvola aka Albert Swarm. It’s available now on vinyl inside the Ceremony store and you can purchase the digital from just about anywhere.

    If you haven’t seen the excellent video treatment for Wake single “Things Fold Into Themselves” check it out via The FADER here and it’s up in our video section as well.

  • Aug 30

    It’s true, Albert Swarm doesn’t do interviews very often. It’s not because he’s candid, it’s because Skype doesn’t work so well in Finland (bad joke). Thankfully, for his most recent chat with Interview Magazine everything went well and Pietu Arvola talked about his upcoming Wake release, moving to Helsinki, his time in NYC, reindeer, and remixes. All together a really wonderful read with a producer that isn’t intentionally shrouded in mystery, he’s still just getting around. We have plenty of “favorite quotes” from this piece, perhaps one day we’ll share them.

    And yes, Wake is out next week – September 4! We’ve got the release information up on Albert Swarm’s artist page and a simple pre-order is now up and running in the Ceremony Store.
    Wake will ship on or around September 5 – limited run of 300 vinyls. 

  • Aug 27

    Things have been busy in Albert Swarm world these last few weeks with plenty more to come in September. With Wake slated for release on September 4 we’re happy to offer up another single from the album. This time, it’s a hyper-aggressive cut entitled “Things Fold Into Themselves” which is available for free download over at our Soundcloud page.

    Prior to that, we re-visited Wake‘s first single “Moths & Moth Catchers” with an equally agressive remix from Harlem based producer, Gobby. Dummy Magazine has the scoop, you can stream the remix by following the link here.

    Albert Swarm Wake is out September 4, 2012 on 12″ vinyl and digital. Stayed tuned to the Ceremony web-store for updates, orders can be placed on release day and will ship soon after.

  • Jul 11

    After a year of sporadically popping up on the map Pietu Arvola returns as Albert Swarm for his sophomore release Wake due out on September 4, 2012. Wake is seven tracks of monumental change in what many heard on his debut EP, Held. What we see here is a musician with a firm grip on what he’s creating and not limiting himself to a single particular sound, the changes of pace throughout Wake is evidence of that. And we couldn’t be happier with the shift.

    Hear the first single for yourself streaming on our Soundcloud page. “Moths & Moth Catchers” premiered today via AdHoc & No Fear Of Pop with plenty more to come over the next several weeks. Tracklist below and the image you see in this post is the stunning artwork designed, once again, by Swarm himself.

    Albert Swarm Wake
    1. Touched By The Sun
    2. Something Glows
    3. A Dream That Glistened
    4. Fadima
    5. He Took A Deep Breath
    6. Things Fold Into Themselves
    7. Moths & Moth Catchers
    Out September 4, 2012 with a limited first pressing on vinyl

  • Jul 6

    While we prepare a post-midsommar release with Bam Spacey (remix? single? video? no clue) we thought we’d take a moment and catch everyone up on some recent internet happenings on the Bam Spacey side.

    That includes a brilliant mix recently put together (exclusively) for Electronic Beats Online in Germany. And just this week Bam Spacey sat down with our friend in Ireland at Bitzl R for a quick interview covering Bam’s influences both past and present all culminating in a really nice read on the man behind Land.

    Speaking of Land. The EP is very much available on all outlets where fine music is sold, and if you drop by the Ceremony store be sure to grab a dreamy 12″ from the limited run of 300 vinyl pressed.

    Have some fun in the sun this weekend where ever you are, we’ll be back shortly.

  • May 24

    Our friends at the Wonky Carton recently sat down with Albert Swarm for an in-depth interview about the overall musical process, concept, and inspiration behind last year’s Held EP. Makes for a really interesting read on a producer not many know about apart from his (fake) name. Read the whole piece here.

    Things get interesting towards the end as Albert mentions his upcoming EP and how it will differ from his 2011 debut. He even goes on to mention some sort of side project that may or may not be in the works, so stay tunned. But from what we have heard from EP2 (working title) it’s definitely an aggressive step in the right direction.

    And do not miss the brand new mix Albert Swarm made for Wonky Carton streaming on Soundcloud right now! We know we’re his label so we have to love everything he makes, but please believe us when we say that this mix is incredible — not to be missed. (track list below)

    Albert Swarm Mix for Wonky Carton
    Paavoharju – Alania
    Albert Swarm – I Brought You Flowers
    Sun Glitters ft. Sleep Party People – Alone
    Hannu – Sumu
    Sleep Party People – Chin
    Szare – Red Desert
    JJ – Still
    Broke For Free – Quit Bitching
    Young Magic – The Night in the Ocean (Albert Swarm Remix)
    Ulver – Limbo Central (Theme From Perdition City)
    Albert Swarm – Recurring Dream (:papercutz Remix)
    Toe – New Sentimentality
    The Flashbulb – Telescopic Memorial


  • May 23

    We couldn’t be happier with Bam Spacey‘s much anticipated debut EP dropping this week both digitally and on a limited run of 300 12″ vinyls. Those are available RIGHT NOW over in the Ceremony webstore, place your orders!

    The entire release is exclusively streaming over at The FADER right now as well as our Soundcloud page. We’ve been absolutely entranced by this EP since the first batch of demos rolled in several months ago, check out some quotes below along with the tracklist for the full release.

    “Hints at the Mediterranean atmosphere that has so enveloped the Swedish pop landscape in recent years, “Vi Delar Samma Grav’s” melancholic synths could never recall any sun-drenched Ibiza resort.” – International Tapes
    “A vision of Scandinavian pop filtered through a winding, lushly produced deep-techno framework.” – XLR8R
    “Bam Spacey is delivering some advanced ambient minimal techno, stuffed with a lot of soul.” – Electronic Beats

    Bam Spacey – Land EP
    Digital + 12″ Vinyl (limited run of 300)
    1. Taigan
    2. Vi delar samma grav
    3. Dessa bränder
    4. Vintern jagar
    5. Stilla
    6. Rivieran


  • May 11

    We’re kicking off the weekend right here at Ceremony with our buddies at No Fear of Pop, whom just debuted the video for Bam Spacey’s “Taigan.”

    And make sure to stay on the lookout for a limited run of vinyl for Bam Spacey’s upcoming EP Land out May 22.

    Also, don’t forget your mums this weekend either.

  • May 7

    A new week, a new track from Bam Spacey. It’s May 22 and the Land EP release is right around the corner!

    Our friends at No Modest Bear have a brand new track from the EP streaming today. “Taigan” is the lead off track from Land and a stunning ‘curtains up’ sort of deal for a producer certainly on the rise. We promise to have a video for the tune in just a little, we’ve seen it already and can say that it’s a perfect fit. And that’s the beautiful artwork for the EP tacked onto this post, a limited run of vinyl is in production right now keep an eye out on the Ceremony store for more information.

  • May 1

    Exciting news.

    Albert Swarm has a free track out now and a new (still unnamed) EP on the way. To hold you over, Albert thought it’d be fun to celebrate his name day with a track left unreleased during the recording process for his Held EP. This probably falls under the “our favorite Albert Swarm songs ever” category and we’re not telling fibs here. This track is amazing. It’s called “The Sea That Calls All Things Unto Her” and comes from a Kahlil Gibran poem entitled, “The Coming Of The Ship.” It’s up for streaming and download now on Albert Swarm’s Soundcloud page so follow the link and enjoy. The fine image attached to this post serves as cover art for the song and was made by Albert himself – who also did the incredible art for Bam Spacey’s “Vi delar samma grav” and the upcoming Land EP.

  • Apr 30

    In case you missed them last week, Bam Spacey and Michigan producer RxGibbs (Cascine) did a little remix trade-off recently and we’ve shared the results on our Soundcloud along with a free download on both edits. Where Bam Spacey pushed a thumping house feeling through Gibbs’ “Silver” – taken from the stellar Futures EP – Gibbs returned the favor by making “Vi delar samma grav” even more moving than it was in the first place. No Fear Of Pop & XLR8R have said some kind words on both tracks and the accompanying cover art (image attached to this post) was submitted by our dear friend, Sandra Croft.

    More news on Bam Spacey’s Land EP coming soon including cover art + tracklist, this one is out May 22 on digital & a limited run 12″

  • Apr 3

    CER006, and Bam Spacey’s Ceremony debut, is available today!

    ‘Vi delar samma grav’ is out as a digital single featuring the title track packed with an additional song and two remixes – one to party and another to recover. Head over to the Ceremony store to pick up the download (only $3.96!) and check out the tracklist plus some links below.

    ‘It’s all gently surreal, making the best sounds out of sunsets, with fleeting vocals and steady percussion, like a gang of the Natural History Museum’s night janitors were drumming on the fossilized spine of some ancient whale.’The FADER

    ‘While Bam Spacey’s woodblock percussion hints at the Mediterranean atmosphere that has so enveloped the Swedish pop landscape in recent years, “Vi Delar Samma Grav’s” melancholic synths could never recall any sun-drenched Ibiza resort.’International Tapes

    Vi delar samma grav (CER006)
    A1. Vi delar samma grav
    A2. Vi delar samma grav (Sunday Mix)
    B1. Ström
    B2. Ström (Saturday Mix)

    Up next from Bam Spacey is the Land EP out May 22.

  • Mar 22

    We want to officially welcome the incredible Swedish producer Bam Spacey to the Ceremony roster today. While we have all been working together for several months now, it feels good to make things official and he certainly deserves it. His upcoming EP is called Land and will be released on May 22, but before that we’ll have the first single from the album out digitally on April 3.

    Get a first taste right now as ‘Vi delar samma grav’ premieres today over at The FADER (the image in this post is the mind blowing artwork thought up by Albert Swarm) and is also streaming on our Soundcloud page. This first track will be accompanied by a b-side plus two exclusive edits of each track done by Bam Spacey himself. Track list is just below, be on the lookout for plenty more from Bam Spacey in the coming weeks!

    Vi delar samma grav (CER006)

    A1. Vi delar samma grav

    A2. Vi delar samma grav (Sunday Mix)

    B1. Ström

    B2. Ström (Saturday Mix)

  • Mar 9

    We’re a little late to this post, so sorry! But we have a lot of news to share about current Albert Swarm happenings and some releases coming up in just a few weeks. First things first: Albert Swarm was selected to put together the 15th installment of Friends of Friend’s extremely solid mix series. The LA imprint has it streaming up on their Soundcloud now, have a listen and enjoy. Track list is just below, and if you have not listened to Avasaxa yet, well, you really need to!

    And just to shed some light on things coming up from Ceremony, we’re going to have a very busy spring and summer. In just a few weeks we’ll have new material from our newest signing Bam Spacey in the form of a single. Soon after that look out for his debut EP sometime in May — around this time there should also be new material surfacing from Albert Swarm. He’s currently in Georgia (the country!) shooting a video for a song off the new album, we wish him luck. That’s about it, more soon!

    Friends Of Friend Mix Series #15 – Albert Swarm Tracklist

    Moondog – Two Quotations in Dialogue
    Sunso Onda – Barani Ballout (demo)
    Blackbird Blackbird – Calypso
    Albert Swarm – Aging Out (Bam Spacey Remix)
    Avasaxa – Valis
    Mira Calix – Sandsings (Remixed by Boards Of Canada)
    Grimes – Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
    Úlfur – Black Shore
    Oneothrix Point Never – Power Of Persuasion
    Albert Swarm – Recurring Dream (Alternate Edit)
    Kuedo – Vectoral
    Bowery Electric – Without Stopping
    Moondog – All Is Loneliness
    Radio Dream I (excerpt)

  • Jan 17

    First off let us just say: we’ve been sitting on this collection of remixes for what seems like forever now. So it feels great to get this release out into the open, let alone have it kick off the year for us. That said, out today is Ceremony’s first release of 2012.

    This compilation brings together some friends we’ve made our first year out as a label. Featuring Sun Glitters, Courtship, and Papercutz we also feel like this time is as good as any to welcome the newest addition to the label: Bam Spacey. The Malmö based producer provides a minimal techno take on Albert Swarm’s ‘Aging Out’ in typical Swedish fashion. We’ll have his debut 12″ out sometime in March that’ll be followed by an EP shortly after — extremely excited about this one. Held (Remixed) is streaming over on our Soundcloud page now and it’s also available as a download on Albert Swarm’s Bandcamp page for the price of a mere email address aka it’s pretty much free.

  • Jan 4

    Welcome to a new year! Ceremony is just around the corner from celebrating our one year anniversary in February and we’ll be hitting the ground running with new releases early this year. Look out for new material from both Albert Swarm and Young Athletes League coming up soon along with a debut 12″ from Swedish producer Bam Spacey to help celebrate the launch of the Ceremony 12″ singles series. There will also be a totally new and reworked Ceremony website coming in February/March.

    And if you haven’t picked up Ceremony’s initial offering of releases in 2011 we’re extremely happy to have Boomkat carrying our stock at the moment along with just about every digital retailer on the web right now, or just head over to the Ceremony store.

    Here’s to a forward thinking 2012.

  • Sep 23

    Back from his debut US shows just a few weeks back, Young Athletes League put together a spaced out mix for American Apparel’s Viva Radio on our couch just before he left. Tweaked just a bit more in London and premieres today at 4pm on Viva Radio’s ‘Naked Fridays’. Tune in HERE and we’ll be sharing the mix on our Soundcloud page very soon, be on the lookout!

  • Aug 28

    As mentioned a few days ago on our Twitter feed and Facebook page, we are extremely excited to have Young Athletes League coming over from London to crash on our couch early next month for their debut gigs in North America.

    More specifically, YAL will be supporting Active Child and Com Truise (!!!) in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York on September 7, 8, and 10. We’re absolutely ecstatic to be joining two of the more forward thinking musicians of late and joining them on the road for a bit. In between that YAL will be stopping by East Village Radio’s ‘Accidental Rhythm’ to have a chat with our dear friend and radio host, Jason Eldredge. We’re hoping to debut a new track for you all then, so please tune in to East Village Radio on September 9 between 4 and 6pm. And after that YAL will play one final gig at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery supporting New Look and Brahms.

    Full details on the flyer accompanying this post, and for more information please hit info@ceremonyrecordings.com / ticket information below..

    9/7 Washington, DC: Tickets

    9/8 Philadelphia, PA: Tickets

    9/10 NYC, NY: Tickets

    9/13 Brooklyn, NY: Tickets

    Hope to see some of you out there — we’ll have
    YAL’s debut 12″ We Only Feed Ourselves for sale at every show and a few copies of the flyer just to mark the occasion.

  • Aug 26

    Hey all, we’re a little late on this post but it’s been a hectic week! Albert Swarm’s Held was released digitally earlier this week on Tuesday and we couldn’t be happier with the release. It’s a brilliant five track debut from the Finnish producer and we’ve put the whole thing up for streaming over on our Soundcloud page so check it out! The Ceremony store has the proper links to purchase the album digitally and we are preparing a very limited run of vinyl for this release coming in the next month or so.

  • Aug 9

    We did a little write up for our friends at HUH Magazine spinning the tale of how we first met Albert Swarm and how we feel about the music he makes, check it out. and a huge thank you to HUH!

  • Jul 20

    We’re really excited to announce our newest signing, NY/Finland based producer Albert Swarm. He has a new EP dropping August 23rd and XLR8R featured a first listen today for single ‘Familialities’.

    Trust us, there is much more to come this summer from Albert Swarm and we’ll have some new happenings to announce for the fall soon.. but for now sit tight, check out Albert Swarm’s artist page, listen to ‘Familialities’ a couple of times, and see the cover art for Held!

  • Jun 16

    The wonderful people over at Seattle’s KEXP chose ‘I Am The Assassin’ from Dag For Dag’s Boo as their ‘Song Of The Day’. Follow the link to read what they had to say about the band and check out the jam if you haven’t done so already.

    And remember, DFD’s Boo is available for the first time here in North America digitally and a very limited vinyl pressing is coming up next.

  • May 23

    Grab Young Athletes League‘s remix for Chad Valley‘s excellent “Ensoniq Funk” through Soundcloud and check out the full Fader post here.

  • Apr 27

    Big happenings for Ceremony today. Check out the spooky video for ‘Glossed Over’ — the lead off track to We Only Feed Ourselves — by Young Athletes League.

    And we would also like to welcome the equally spooky producer Albert Swarm to the Ceremony family. Look out for a proper release from Albert Swarm this summer and you can preview material from his upcoming Ceremony release at his Bandcamp.

  • Apr 26

    The debut album from Dag för Dag if finally available in the US and rest of North America via iTunes

    You can stream the enitre album at AOL Spinner now and check out the Ceremony exclusive art below

  • Apr 25

    Dag för Dag week has begun. The debut album is available tomorrow, 4/26, but stream it early via AOL Spinner

  • Apr 22

    “Although inviting and instantly accessible there’s an experimental – almost improvisational – feel to proceedings. From angular and awkward to arms aloft in a matter of seconds, these guys are certainly ones to keep an eye on.”

    We Only Feed Ourselves is available now in the Ceremony shop.


  • Mar 29

    Ceremony Recordings is proud to present our first release. Head to the Ceremony store to purchase.

    Available as a digital download and 12″. First pressing vinyl limited to 300 copies (100 on white vinyl, 200 on black vinyl). Vinyl ships in just a few weeks, purchase now and get an instant download of the EP.


  • Mar 8


    Get your first taste of the debut EP from Young Athletes League from XLR8R

    Available March 29


  • Mar 2

    Check out the write-up here and be on the look out for the debut EP from Young Athletes League We Only Feed Ourselves coming soon.

  • Feb 15

    Read the article here and watch the video below.