Ceremony's Ross Farrar Forms New Band SPICE
Their debut self-titled album is due this summer
Published Apr 30, 2020Ceremony's lead vocalist Ross Farrar has announced the formation of his new band SPICE. While the five-piece formed back in 2018, their new self-titled album marks their first-ever release. The record is scheduled to arrive on July 17 via Dais Records.
The 30-minute, nine-track effort was recorded with Basement/Self Defense Family producer Sam Pura.
Here's what the band had to say about their debut:
In the beginning, we were very conscious of what the shape of the record was going to be: short (thirty minutes or less), variation (a mix of short and longer songs), emotional, but not gushing, powerful, but not overt. We wanted there to be a single thread that connected everything, continuity, a sense that the record was one complete organism.
To authentically express pain can be difficult. It comes towards us every day in some shape or another, and parsing out which side to expel can prove arduous. With that, choosing what to hold that pain in, how to package it can also be hard. Then besets the question of form. In the adverse, too much sentimentality can soften form, yet too much pain — well — a good balance is due. At the onset of any artistic endeavor there is a (conscious or unconscious) search for form. Form is the vehicle's engine, it lies beneath everything, a scaffold for content, where content stays.
SPICE — formed by Farrar, Cody Sullivan, Jake Casarotti, Ian Simpson and Victoria Skudlare — have also shared their first single "FIRST FEELING" today, alongside a new music video.
Listen to "FIRST FEELING" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting.
1. FIRST FEELING
2. ALL MY BEST SHIT
4. REWARD TRIP
5. 26 DOGS
6. VO THE NIGHT
7. BLACK CAR
8. THE BUILDING WAS GONE
9. I DONT WANNA DIE IN NEW YORK