Watch Ceremony Cover Violent Femmes’ ‘Kiss Off’
The Bay Area punks reveal their inner nerds
Ceremony have spent 2012 releasing their SPIN Essential’d Matador debut, Zoo, opening for a reunited Refused,
providing insight for our recent essay on hardcore’s recent assault on
the indie rock middle, and allowing us to capture them in moments of deep contemplation. The list is getting longer by the day. This morning, the A/V Club posted footage of the Bay Area outfit’s contribution to the former’s excellent “Uncovered” series, a jittery, jackhammering cover of Violent Femmes’ 1983 “nerd anthem” “Kiss Off,” a song frontman Ross Farrar said he’s loved since he was a kid. Watch and compare to their recent Ramones cover.