Photo courtesy of the band
The Old Ceremony, a five-piece Triangle band fronted by hyper-literate songwriter Django Haskins, are one of the mainstays in the North Carolina music scene; they can be depended on to produce excellent pop-noir records every couple of years, and their 5th studio record, Fairytales and Other Forms Of Suicide, is no exception. Haskins’ songwriting tends towards a combination of hopeful optimism and the deeply macabre, and “Star by Star” is a perfect example of his talent for spinning a story through song, and the band’s talent for complex and haunting orchestration.
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The Old Ceremony celebrate the release of Fairytales and Other Forms Of Suicide tonight at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. Megafaun opens, and tickets are $12 at the door.