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Turing Test News & A Place to Bury Strangers links for 2008-10-15

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Turing Test News

  • A Place to Bury Strangers

  • This was, I think, the fourth time I’ve seen APTBS, but it’s still a phenomenal live show with tons of volume, violently mistreated guitars and enough strobes to make you worry about adult-onset epilepsy. The UK’s Sian Alice Group opened and was pretty good for what portion of the show I caught. I can’t really substantiate this very well, but they reminded me a bit of Bardo Pond (which I don’t like very much, but Sian Alice Group was pretty decent).
  • Around about that time, the fog machine kicked in spewed into the stuffy air. Had I not been drinking so much, I would have thought this moment was fucking hilarious. I really wanted to like A Place to Bury Strangers. I wanted to be up in the front, inside of the mushroom cloud filled with high frequencies and destroyed guitar strings. But I couldn’t do it. I was coughing too much. This Oliver Ackermann fellow and his Death By Audio guitar pedals were kicking my ass, and instead of laughing, I was cursing this Total Sonic Annihilation moment.
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  • Brooklyn’s A Place to Bury Strangers have been building a reputation for themselves as one of the loudest bands in existence these days, and their live shows have become fairly legendary in blogland over the past year or so. And speaking of Jesus and Mary Chain– these guys are up to their ears in Psychocandy, but thankfully, that isn’t all their up to. You’ll hear quite a bit of late 80’s Wax Trax in their sound, as well as some later period Primal Scream, which sort of sounds like krautrock gone metal if you haven’t heard it.
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  • Taco Bell has revived its Feed the Beat contest, a contest that gives 100 bands $500 in Taco Bell bucks and provides for the winning band Taco Bell’s love and promotion (in the form of in-store plays), and among this year’s nominees are A Place to Bury Strangers, Mae Shi, Delta Spirit, and Turbo Fruits, among roughly 87 emo bands that sound like 30 Seconds to Mars off-shoots.
    (tags: aptbs)
  • Taco Bell has revived its Feed the Beat contest, a contest that gives 100 bands $500 in Taco Bell bucks and provides for the winning band Taco Bell’s love and promotion (in the form of in-store plays), and among this year’s nominees are A Place to Bury Strangers, Mae Shi, Delta Spirit, and Turbo Fruits, among roughly 87 emo bands that sound like 30 Seconds to Mars off-shoots.
    (tags: aptbs tacobell)
  • This year’s fest promises to be the best yet, with endless amazing acts including Louis XIV, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Team Robespierre, Pat McGee, Noisettes, The Whip, A Place To Bury Strangers, God Forbid, Coheed And Cambria, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Lykke Li, Yo Majesty, Beach House, Cool Kids, Crystal Castles, Del McCoury Band, Deerhoof, Donavon Frankenreiter, Gang Gang Dance, Jay Reatard, Minus The Bear, Roisin Murphy, The Dears, and Darkest Hour, who is headlining The Syndicate Metal Showcase. And that’s just a small sampling.
    (tags: aptbs cmj)

{ 1 } Comments

  1. emoboy | October 21, 2008 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Cheers, My pictures of my new emo haircut
    on http://tinyurl.com/5bts22

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