Baltimore trio Celebration will be visiting these shores in this week to play a handful of shows, beginning with the TV on the Radio curated ATP event this weekend and ending with a headline London show at The Waiting Rooms on Sunday 19th May. All dates below.
Friday 10th May - ATP Festival curated by TV on the Radio
Monday 13th May - Le Point Ephemere, PARIS
Tuesday 14th May - Les Nuits de Botanique, BRUSSELS
Wednesday 15th May - De Zwerver, LEFFINGE
Friday 17th May - Paradiso, AMSTERDAM
Saturday 18th May - Taylor Johns, COVENTRY
Sunday 19th May - The Waiting Rooms, LONDON
The band are currently working a new EP, which is due for release later in the year, but in the meantime here's a little something to get you in the mood.
Celebration is composed of singer Katrina Ford, multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis and drummer David Bergander, with a number of additional rotating members: Walker Teret plays bass, sometimes guitar, percussion and backing vocals, Tony Drummond, plays keys, percussion and backing vocals, Tommy Rouse plays guitar and percussion, Ed Harris plays guitar, bass and keys.
In the beginning the band as a three piece's sound was centered around the unique output provided by all the instruments played by Antanaitis in the studio as well as live. He would play all of the music in the band including organ, Moog bass pedals, guitorgan and electric keys, leaving Ford on vocals and Bergander on drums. Their first two records were produced with David Sitek of TV on the Radio In addition to producing, Sitek also contributed guitar parts and synths. Other noteworthy members on the albums include Martin Perna and Stewart Bogle who contributed flute and sax into the mix.
Singer Katrina Ford also performed backing vocals on TV on the Radio's song "Wolf Like Me" off their album Return To Cookie Mountain
Their 2011 record, self produced "Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise"( Friends Records) is the result of home/ hometown recording with additional members. The tarot theme is woven into the meanings and content of the music itself.
The on going Electric Tarot series will produce more new songs and will be posted as mastered. Sharing in the "now". They will be available for free or pay what you can on celebration.bandcamp.com . The singles will eventually be released together on vinyl.