I think I may have a new favorite band.
The Old Ceremony held their CD release party for Our One Mistake at Cat's Cradle last night, and what a party it was! More than 500 people turned out to see TOC and Roman Candle. I'd never seen either band before, but I was supremely impressed by both of their performances.
TOC played many songs off Our One Mistake — which won't be officially released until Oct. 24, but you may just find some copies around the Triangle after this Tuesday — including my personal favorite, "Papers in Order." Check out video clips from the show of that song and another new tune, "Radio Religion" below as well as Roman Candle performing "You Don't Belong to This World," off their new CD The Wee Hours Review.
One of the main things that makes these guys so damn appealing is how much they clearly enjoy performing and that they have a great time on stage, and I hope that comes across in the video.
If you missed the show, shame on you, because the next chance you'll have to see TOC is Oct. 21 at Evening Muse in Charlotte. Roman Candle will be back at Cat's Cradle on Nov. 8.
One thing's for sure: you can expect to see great things in the future from both of these outstanding local bands.
TOC - "Papers in Order"
TOC - "Radio Religion"
Roman Candle - "You Don't Belong to This World"