DJ Ceremony Spins At Summer Fiction Record Release Show: June 18

Celebrate the release of the new Summer Fiction record “Himalaya” at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Don’t miss the first full band Summer Fiction show in 3 years. Also featuring special guests My Favorite and DJ Ceremony.

Thursday, June 18, 2015.

8:00: Doors / DJ Ceremony
8:30: My Favorite
9:15: DJ Ceremony
9:30: Summer Fiction
10:30+: DJ Ceremony



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It’s approaching 3 am and Bill Ricchini aka Summer Fiction isn’t on the windswept beach his moniker may suggest. He’s in a dank basement echo chamber at Eve Studios- a 200-year old country house/recording space just North of Manchester, UK. His wordless “oohs” bounce off the cinderblock walls overdubbing a tricky vocal harmony that is part Brian Wilson, part Jeff Lynn. A jangly guitar chimes in channeling Johnny Marr- born just 3 miles away.

It’s been over 4 years since Ricchini’s self-titled debut as Summer Fiction was released to praise from New York Magazine, Vogue, NPR, KCRW, Magnet, and other admirers. In that time, Ricchini moved from South Philadelphia to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and took songwriting trips to Mexico and the Pacific Northwest.

It was in early 2013, that Ricchini approached long time collaborator and UK transplant Brian Christinzio (aka BC Camplight) to co-produce the new Summer Fiction record, titled Himalaya. Arrangements were made and Ricchini camped out at Eve for two weeks that chilly spring shaping the songs (“the Big Star meets The La’s power pop of Perfume Paper”, the pet sounds carousel of “Lauren Lorraine”, the Nilsson/Bacharach melodic songcraft of “Religion of Mine,” the icy fingerpicked ballad “By My Side”).

Himalaya was mixed in Brooklyn by Stratosphere Sound vet Geoff Sanoff and mastered by Joe Lambert (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Panda Bear).

Ricchini’s songs have appeared in films such as The Fault in Our Stars, Safety Not Guaranteed and television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy.



Michael Grace Jr founded My Favorite as a teenager in the 1990s and spent a decade creating a cult indiepop band that would bewitch fans and peers alike, leading to performances alongside Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, and others. Their sound was a kind of perpetual requiem to dire new wave and mope rock of the 80s, while the group’s storytelling lyrics squatted in the uninhabitable spaces between past, present and future. In 2014, Grace reanimated the project with collaborators old and new to release the ‘Second Empire’ single on London’s ‘Where You Are Is Where It’s At’ label, and began a series of special performances combining humans, machines and ghosts.



DJ Ceremony has played at well over 150 venues in and around New York City since 2001. He is the current producer and DJ of the celebrated monthly NYC Smiths & Morrissey fan party at The Gallery At LPR: “Oscillate Wildly,” which is now in its sixth year. He also founded and co-produced a weekly neo-burlesque and variety show: “Corruption At Tammany Hall” in 2012, and produces an array of specialized themed parties around New York City. He can currently be heard regularly at Passenger Bar in Williamsburg, The Gallery At LPR in the West Village, The Delancey on the Lower East Side, as well as Beauty Bar and Pinks in the East Village.


Thursday, June 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM
Venue: UNION HALL — 702 Union Street; Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Subway: R to Union Street / 2,3 to Bergen Street / B,Q to 7th Avenue.

$10 Advance – $12 Day of Show
• 21 and up



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