Ceramic Animal have released a new single, “Tangled,” along with a companion music video directed by Andy Hawkes. “’Tangled’ ’is about falling hard for someone, but life separates you. The distance makes it harder to trust this person you care so much about… but that separation can create a stronger bond because you have to work harder to keep the relationship alive,” said Ceramic Animal singer Chris Regan. The band recently announced the release of their new album, Sweet Unknown, dueout March 4th. They also have announced a major North American summer tour supporting The Black Keys. The dates will kick off in Las Vegas on July 9th and Ceramic Animal will continue on through July 30th where they’ll wrap in Philadelphia, PA. Sweet Unknown will be the first release for new label home Easy Eye Sound. Late last year Ceramic Animal also released the album’s title track and accompanying music video directed by Ford Fairchild and has also shared the single “Up In Smoke.” Sweet Unknown was produced by Dan Auerbach.
Before reaching the ears of Easy Eye Sound owner, producer and The Black Keys frontman, Dan Auerbach, the band had found critical and commercial success on their own terms. Ceramic Animal funded, produced and self-released three albums and attracted a large and far flung fan base. They never made a conscious decision to keep things ruggedly DIY; instead, they just felt their way in the dark and did what five boys from Doylestown, PA would do – work hard.
Lively and imaginative, Ceramic Animal’s music highlights a very real and relatable strain of emotional alienation coursing through the lyrics, where people leave you with holes in your life, where flickering memories of brighter times offer the only comfort. The three Regan brothers lost their father – their greatest influence and biggest fan – just before the making of this album. It makes for a more reflective record, but not one devoid of hope or warmth.