The Old Ceremony on the Half Shell

The Old Ceremony draws plays lush, literate rock.

With nine years of touring the US, Canada, and Europe and six albums under their belt, the Durham/Chapel Hill, NC band occupies its own darkly lit corner of the musical world. It is a corner filled with ominous rumblings and world-weary but hopeful characters.

They have played with lots of well-known bands. Rock critics have written about them in their publications. TOC's newest album, Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide, was released Aug 21, 2012 on Yep Roc Records.

TOC is led by songwriter Django Haskins, and includes drummer Dan Hall, vibes/organist Mark Simonsen, bassist Jeff Crawford, and violinist/keyboardist Gabriel Pelli.