Sumerian Records has announced plans to release a Florence + The Machine tribute album, "Sumerian Ceremonials (Florence + The Sphinx)". Quite random but quite interesting. The idea is that twelve bands off the label are covering twelve songs from Florence and mechanical friends. They've already backed this up in kind, releasing covers from Periphery, Stick To Your Guns, and recent signing Come The Dawn.

The venture will officially see the light of day on May 13th. The track list / cover songs can be found below…


Sumerian Records owner Ash Avildsen had this to say…

"To me, Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine is one of the most timeless records to come out in years. The distinctive vocals and melodies, the orchestration and instrumentation, the production, the mood and the lyrics have made me enamored with the album. It is also one of the heaviest records in years to me… not in the sense of metal and aggressive vocals/guitars/drums, but in how the songs make you feel. The emotional conviction that Florence Welch gives in her delivery combined with the brilliance of Isabella "Machine" Summers and the production of Paul Epworth has made for one of my favorite albums of all time. I wanted to give Sumerian bands the platform to re-invent these songs and to hopefully bring great music to new ears all over the world who may have otherwise never experienced this album. We made an exception and included one older song from Florence's previous record Lungs, which Stick To Your Guns did an incredible job with.. I hope you enjoy Sumerian Ceremonials and the original Ceremonials as much as I have. Thank you for taking the time to check it out."


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