“A Punk band, a Post-Punk band. Capital P punk is not like a particular sound or look or fashion or anything it’s like a space that you exist in. It’s liberation. You can be a punk band and sound like anything in my opinion. It’s more about not putting yourself into a corner.” These are the words ofJake Casarotti, drummer ofBay Area band CEREMONY. The L-Shaped Man, a conceptual record to say the least, considering the titles of the tracks and the order they lie in. CEREMONY is here to tell their story. Open spaces aren’t filled; the five-piece band has a knack of maintaining discipline with a minimal approach. Tracks like “Exit Fears” and “Your Life in France” one can hear those open spaces that reference Hot Snakes’ Suicide Invoice considering John Reis produced the record. Ben Moore was behind the decks as main engineer, recorded entirely at BIG FISH STUDIOS. CEREMONY knows exactly what it is their going for. Capital P punk isn’t a genre; it’s a space you exist in.