by Dan Schram
Back in February when we filmed this session with Django Haskins of The Old Ceremony, he alluded to a busy couple of months ahead. Since then he has done some overseas touring with Big Star, and his band The Old Ceremony signed with Yep Roc Records to release their next album, Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide on Aug. 20. The selection featured in today's session, "Elsinore," is a song off that upcoming release. Seeing Django play solo is an infrequent occurrence these days and will become more so with an even busier couple of months ahead. Tomorrow he plays solo as part of the Saxapahaw Rivermill Farmers' Market and Music Series at 5 p.m. Admission is free but be sure to see the swan.
The purpose of the Independent Weekly's Simple Music Video Series is to capture local and touring musicians who we feel are producing something special. The hope is to capture something very simple in order to mirror the experience of viewing a performance as if you were in a small crowd watching a quiet set. We hope for content of the music to be the primary focus of the series, not multiple camera angles meant to keep the viewer guessing and entertained.
Most bands featured in the series will be a sample of the deep pool of talent in the Triangle, while others will represent some of our touring favorites.