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WE'RE BACK AND WE'RE WORKING ON IT! Stand by for updates at long last. Got new music, new shows, new shoes, you name it. Keep checking back!

Widely Acclaimed, Much Beloved New Album Sprinter Now Available Everywhere Fine Records are Sold

New Album Sprinter is Now Available for Pre-Order

Our new album Sprinter, a rich, haunting collection of southern gothic pop, is now available for pre-order on CD and LP.

Stream "Magic Hour" in the player below and get it as an instant download when you pre-order Sprinter on iTunes.

Sprinter was produced by Mitch Easter (Let's Active) with arrangement help from Chris Stamey (dB's) and a shining guest appearance from R.E.M.'s Mike Mills on vocals and bass ("Fall Guy", "Magic Hour").


Well, it's all over but the packaging: the new TOC album just came back from the mastering house, and it sounds spectacular. Can't wait to share it with you. Release date on Yep Roc Records TBA very soon.


Tune in to WUNC's The State of Things this Friday at 12:30pm to hear TOC perform live in advance of our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW with Love Language at the Haw River Ballroom this Saturday, April 12th.


Announcing new tourdates in February: Wilmington, DE, Boston, Brooklyn, and DC (Vienna, VA).


We were honored to have REM's Mike Mills guest on our new record (recorded at the Fidelitorium with Mr. Mitch Easter). He's a generous and hugely talented dude and we're proud to call him a friend.


Announcing new tourdates with fellow YepRoc artist Chuck Prophet! Come check em out.

Also, work on the NEW TOC ALBUM starting very soon. More to come.


TOC is going to SXSW in March -- check out new tourdates in Atlanta, Birmingham, Austin (of course) and New Orleans.


New press for the Old Ceremony: Dirty Impound picks TOC for best of 2012 list, Creative Loafing spreads the love too.


New tourdates announced today, including shows with Giant Sand!


The new album, Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide is HERE! Get your copy now!


New York Daily News picks TOC's new album as #4 in the "Top Ten Music Things Happening This Week!


Django guest edited Magnet Magazine all last week. Plus they premiered an exclusive live video of "Fairytales." Check it out!


New tourdates announced including Santos Party House in NYC and Cat's Cradle in Carrboro (with Megafaun!)


Pre-order Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide today: http://bit.ly/PJsKIM


Album preview in the newest issue of Magnet.


Album previews from MTV Hive and Blurt Magazine.


BIG NEWS: YEP ROC RECORDS announces the signing of The Old Ceremony! Our new album will be out on Yep Roc (home of Nick Lowe, John Doe, Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock, etc.) AUGUST 21st! We're thrilled to be a part of the Yep Roc family!

Redeem your DOWNLOAD CODES here:


Just announced -- TOC will play with the Avett Brothers at Kings in Raleigh March 23rd for the Race the Cure Benefit. The show is sold out!


We're busy mixing our new album and can't wait to share it with you. Look for news on that here very soon!


The new record is coming along great. We'll be playing a bunch of the new tunes at our upcoming shows...Including our newly-announced HOLIDAY SHOW at Local 506 Dec. 10th (www.local506.com for tix). It's a smaller venue than we usually play so get your tix asap before they sell out!


TOC to start work on their next album (lucky number five!). Stay tuned.


Just Announced: TOC's BRAND NEW LIVE ALBUM, recorded in Chatham County in September, will be available at the May 21st Cat's Cradle Show. We will only be offering the live album at shows, at least for a while. So come down and pick one up!


Django gets props from David Fricke in Rolling Stone!


Thank You, Friends! These amazing folks made our European Tour happen:

Fritz Schulz, Scott Kohn & Liz Bromberg, Caren Keefe, Artemis Malekpour, Tim Mansfield, Antje Hegemann, Angie Santiago, Alison Freebairn, Diane Hourigan, Trudie Behr Scott, Sarah Cohen, Jennifer Miller, Leeanna Phifer, Madonna Barnett, Scottie Seawell, Sara Beesley, Coleman Whittier, Danny de Vries, Matti Schärer & Nina Müller, Beth & Larry Jaeger, Skye MacLeod, Jocelyn Hamilton, Erica Heilmann, Susan Davis, Linda Varosi & Kurt Cumiskey, Kippy Perkins, Steve & Karen Balcom, Jedediah Purdy, Morgan McFall-Smith, Ashley Hammarth, Anton Erni, Lola Haskins, Dan Jubelirer, Marc Harkness, Betsy Harris, Tara Romano, Margaret Salevan, Susannah Southern, James Olin Oden, Patricia Callaway, Abby Nardo, The Monti, Manashi Mukherjee, Gerald Haskins, Lizzy Gilbert, John Cech, Lake Simons, Thom Canova, Cercina Onesto, Katie Bowler, Mary Kessler, Penny Lombardi, Chad Boykin, Scott Brennan, Tamora Petitt, Lillian Spiller, Veronica Morrison, Sandy Padden, Alissa Bernholc, Walt Barron, Jennifer Grossman, Mark Holland, Lyla Andrews Bashan, Larry Tucker, Joe Phillips, J. Star, David Ries, J Evarts, Brian Rudy, Aleka Blackwell, Valerie Ahn, Lori Nofziger, Donald van Tol, Joseph MacPhail, Julia Zoltners, Andy Kuncl, Heather Griswold, Rob Pungello, Tami Stanko, Katie Jelen, Beate Bahr, Glenn Skutt, Barry Blumenfeld, Richard Low, Miriam Knocke, Christopher Brook, Blaine Ott, Kat Tumlinson, Susan Sanford, Sam Griffith, Patrick Phelan, April Brewer, Daniel S. Ferguson, Clare Reece-Glore, William Dawson, Clay White, Matt Levy
Vielen Dank!


We need your help!


TOC to headline Friday night of WKNC's Double Barrel Benefit at King's in Raleigh.


Happy New Year! New tourdates posted today. TOC is doing a tour with Rooney in February. Check it out!


Django gets a major shoutout on REM's website for his recent performance with Mike Mills, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Chris Stamey, et al.


Dennis Cook reviews the new album and interviews Django at Dirty Impound.


We've added a Philly show Oct 30th at North Star Bar!


Check out Django's piece about Paul Simon's "Run That Body Down" and lots of great press for Tender Age.


The Rock Shop Brooklyn show has been moved to SUNDAY OCT 31st, and we've added a DC area show Oct 28 at IOTA!


Read all about it! "A Tender Tale."


Just announced NYC & Bklyn shows at Joe's Pub & Rock Shop!


Get your brand new TOC "Reel to Reel" T-shirt! designed by Andrew Morgan for Somo Studios.


New video for "Wither on the Vine, Pt. 2": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLyZxNKRqx8. The new full-length album, Tender Age will be available here at TOC.com and on iTunes on Sept 13th!


Just announced: TOC will headline the Hopscotch Official Day Party on Saturday Sept 11th at 4:30pm.


We've posted the Facebook invite for The Old Ceremony "Tender Age" Record Release Party. It's on Friday, September 17, 2010. Invite your friends and help us spread the word!


Check out the nice show review in http://fendmagazine.com/.


The maiden voyage of Tom Maxwell's new radio program, The Universal, is now online with interviews and live performances with TOC!


April 23rd at Cat's Cradle - tix on sale now. Benji Hughes is opening up!


RIP Alex Chilton. Listen to Django's cover of Big Star's "Big Black Car":


TOC's Chicago show is SOLD OUT! Nashville, Asheville, and Cincy/KY dates are up now. See you soon.


Posted new tourdates including NYC, Bklyn, Carrboro, and Knoxville. More coming soon, including Chicago and Nashville. Check in soon.


The "Voice" Ed Asner video won its category (Music/Fashion)! You can view (and share/repost) it at http://vimeo.com/6038192.


Happy New Year! TOC announces new NC tourdates...

The new video for "Til My Voice is Gone," starring Ed Asner and Eileen Ryan (directed by Sam Griffith, produced by Andrew Carlberg), is a finalist in the LG Film Festival - if you're in Canada, please vote for it here.


You can hear "Poison Pen" and "Radio Religion" in the new indie film, "The New Twenty," out now.

Also, check out the new video for "Same Difference" created by Brian Murray, Scott McVeigh, Leslie Riley, and Josh Eggleston, with a lot of help from our friends.


Tracking for the new TOC record is winding down, and we can't wait to share it with you. We'll post a preview track soon, but in the meantime, keep an eye out for a ton of new tourdates as TOC tours the heartland with Jessica Lea Mayfield and the southeast, mid-atlantic, northeast, Canada, and Chicago with the Modern Skirts!


TOC is back from tour and back in the studio working on their next record. Check out the studio and tour blogging here, updated frequently.


Check out Django's literary reading in the Daytrotter Bookery.


Performing Songwriter picks "Walk on Thin Air" as one of the best recent indie releases!


TOC is featured in the premiere print issue of BLURT magazine on newsstands nationwide!


Check out the brand new Pitchfork review of WOTA.


Got a ton of new press for Walk on Thin Air - check it out. Also, we're running a SPRING SALE on t-shirts and totebags, so get em while they're hot.


Thanks to all our new and old friends who came out to see us on our Frozen North tour! See our tour blog for some highlights. Looking forward to seeing you all again in the summer.


Check out the brand-new video for "Walk on Thin Air," by Brett Ingram!


Well, the Raleigh CD release at the Pour House last night also SOLD OUT! Thanks Raleigh!


Thank You, Friends! Our Chapel Hill cd release party at the Cat's Cradle last night was SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who came out and who helped make it a perfect night. We have one more local show, at the Pour House in Raleigh on Friday, Feb 20th. We hope to see you there! (photo by Kent Corley)


TOC is featured in the cover story of the current Independent Weekly, along with Dex Romweber. Check out the article here.


Check out TOC on NBC 17's Sessions in Studio B performance, taped live today in Raleigh!


TOC will be on WUNC (NPR) for State of Things this Friday at noon. Tune in, or check out the archive at their site shortly therafter.


Hey, look at us! New year, new digs and yes...new album! Have a listen and then buy, or just buy and listen.


"Bao Qian" from TOC's second album is now featured in the major motion picture PUSH, starring, Dakota Fanning.


Cradle Poster Contest winner: Kirsten Southwell! Thanks to everyone who entered the TOC/Cats Cradle Poster contest. There were some amazing entries and we will post them here soon. Here is the winning entry which we chose because, basically, every time we looked at it, it made us laugh and simultaneously feel a little uncomfortable. Congrats Kirsten, and thanks everyone, it was amazing seeing your artwork.


We've added a bunch of upcoming tourdates, including a return to Canada and Chicago. Also, tickets are now on sale for our Cat's Cradle (Chapel Hill) and Mercury Lounge (NYC) cd release shows, so get yours now!


Announcing the Return of The Old Ceremony Poster Contest! Wanna help to promote The Old Ceremony CD Release Party at Cat's Cradle on Feb 14th? Would you like see your own creative poster art design all over town? If so, enter our The Old Ceremony Poster Art contest. If your design is chosen, we will not only post your original The Old Ceremony Poster all over the area, but you will also receive a pair of free tickets to the show


Lots of news coming up, including a brand new TOC.com website, new tourdates, and cd release parties for Walk On Thin Air. Stay tuned!


TOC is coming back to Knoxville, DC, Bklyn, and Nashville soon. Check out the new tourdates.


We've just added a NEW TRACK to our myspace from our upcoming album. It's called "Walk on Thin Air." Check it out!


THANK YOU, FRIENDS! TOC wins Independent Weekly's 2008 Readers Poll for BEST BAND in Orange & Chatham Counties!

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