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Watch Ceremony Cover Violent Femmes’ ‘Kiss Off’

The Bay Area punks reveal their inner nerds

picture-18149-1379434580David Bevan // July 24, 2012

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.