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Listen In: Ceremony Made You a Playlist

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks.

The Bay Area’s Ceremony used to be a hardcore punk band. But they’ve been around for 10 years now, and they’ve grown up into a post-punk band. Now they play classic bass-driven, Ian Curtis-baritoned songs like the A-side/B-side music video “The Separation + The Understanding.” They made us a playlist of the (mostly) post-punk songs that influenced their album The L-Shaped Man, out May 19 from Matador.


Tuxedomoon – “No Tears”


The Fall – “Garden”


Guided By Voices – “Alright”


Ivy Green – “I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It”


Charles Mingus – “Duet Solo Dancers (Hearts’ Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces)”


Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – “Talk About the Weather”


Jay Reatard – “My Shadow”


Gang of Four – “Anthrax”


The Feelies – “Raised Eyebrows”


Talking Heads – “No Compassion”


Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Spellbound”


The Cure – “Another Day”


Neu! – “Hero”


The Cramps – “Garbageman”


The Cult – “Spiritwalker”


The Ramones – “I Believe In Miracles”


The Chameleons – “Don’t Fall”