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7 Days In The L-Shaped Van

"After a two year break between European tours, Ceremony crossed the pond this summer for a sprint across the continent.

In a roundabout way Ceremony helped me get a full time job doing something that I love, so naturally when they came over I had to figure out a way to ditch work, shirk all responsibility and get in the van with them.

Maybe I could be the runner? The merch guy? Drunkenly help manage the tour? De facto tour clown?

In the end I convinced the powers that be to let me take some photos.


More photos can be seen here and here.



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Matador/True Panther/4AD/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/XL/Young Turks CMJ party to dominate your Thursday night

God knows there's a bunch of fun stuff going on during the annual College Music Journal Music Marathon, but we want to make sure everyone's aware that we, along with the other Beggars Group labels -- True Panther, 4AD, Rough Trade, XL and Young Turks -- AND our buddies at Sub Pop, are going to be throwing a bit of a rager this Thursday, October 21, from 10pm to 4am. All the info is above on the flyer, and below for those of you on dial-up connections.

4AD/Matador/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/True Panther/XL/Young Turks CMJ Party

Thursday, October 21

10pm to 4am

Stanton Public (17 Stanton Street, btw. Bowery and Chrystie)

FREE, no RSVP needed

Ages 21 and up

DJ sets by Lemonade, True Panther Soundsystem, Dave Martin (Matador Records) and Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records), plus special guests (you never know who'll show up to these things)

Drinks courtesy of PBR

Giveaways from Converse

Free t-shirts from the lovely folks at I Buy Music

Don't miss it!

Beggars Group/Matador CMJ Party, Thursday October 22

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The kid-tested, Big Bear-approved Beggars Group CMJ Party (not to be confused with the Matador/True Panther jam happening the following night) goes down Thursday, October 22 at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery) from 11pm to the wee hours of the morning, and will feature, among other things, a DJ set by the one and only Gerard Cosloy. RSVP does NOT guarantee entry so please, for the love of God, get there early so we can rage together.

Bleachy Tonight Dance Mix

We are having some serious party moments in eager anticipation of the release of Earles & Jensen's "Just Farr A Laugh Vol. 1+2" on May 6th. We've been looping the sampler, rifling through our legal documents, and sending out pre-orders. That said, everyone knows that a party isn't a party without some bonafide DANCE MUSIC (and pizza). Thanks to Mixmasters AeFlo, DJ Rainstick, and the words of our fave E& J character, Bleachy we've filled this vacuum...Glowsticks required!

"Bleachy Tonight- Dance Mix" (mp3)

You can still PRE-ORDER "Just Farr A Laugh Vol. 1+2" and get a few dollars off of purchase and a free poster!

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