Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers

Pitchfork's new darlings A Place To Bury Strangers are really something. Branded as "the loudest band in New York", they're actually taking the shoegazing revival scene into a whole new level, incorporating its typical self-absorbed attitude with more industrial and aggressive sounds, which somehow remind me a lot of "Songs About Fucking" from 1980's underground project Big Black, mixed with a hint of gothic philosophy. Surrounding those distant and cold melodies (think Jesus and Mary Chain or Joy Division) and analog synthesizers, there's layers and layers of guitars, reverb, static noise and distortion, all so loud, poignant and sharp to the point of leaving everyone's ears bleeding. Apparently, aggressive noise can be a beautiful thing. (8/10)

A Place To Bury Strangers - To Fix The Gash In Your Head (video)

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