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A Place to Bury Strangers links for shows in UK and France 2009-04-09

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Their concentrated musicality is so intense that unwanted feedback and implicit intention melt into a wash of calculation through ‘Ocean’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Half Awake’.
  • My brother would always crank up the radio at full blast with bands like Dead Kennedys and the Ramones and I loved it all.
  • That though doesn’t even begin to prepare me for one of the best performances i’ve seen in a long time and it is a performance, their is no feeling that you are part of this, it’s just three people in their own little world, playing the best 40 minutes of sonic, wall of noise guitar, with brutal drums and a vocal that somehow manages to soar above, yet be part of the whole mix, you will ever see. They are that good and I say that despite the fact they don’t utter a single word to the crowd, the stage is filled with smoke, the video rolls behind them and they are just unstoppable.
    (tags: aptbs leeds uk)
  • When I opened it up, I noticed that it has hand written “Octave Clang #1, 2004, Oliver” on the inside lid….I assume this means it was the first Octave Clang ever made/sold and it corroborates where it was found(in Brooklyn where DBA was based out of). Also note that this one is built into a smaller footprint than the production model ones.
  • There is variety to the album with the constant fuzz bringing everything together. I love the sound. It is definitely worth the listen, and I am sure that anyone with the appreciation will thoroughly enjoy it, but I could not recommend it to someone who exclusively listens to old-fashioned rock or insert other non-shoegazing genre.
    (tags: aptbs review)
  • The three new songs they play this evening seem more about poise than power; ‘In Your Heart’ and ‘Forcefield’ particularly sharing a healthy kinship with Pornography-era Cure or even the tumultuous roar of Killing Joke circa Fire Dances. If anything, tonight’s show more than amply demonstrates their ability to craft deft songs of ubiquitous beauty and even though familiar set closer ‘Ocean’ is bathed in a halo of muddy noise and delay, there’s a general feeling here that A Place To Bury Strangers wish to be seen as more than just a government health warning for tinnitus.
    (tags: aptbs uk review)
  • Theirs isn’t so much white noise as nightmare rock, a volcanic eruption that couldn’t be any less bothered with melody and tune, rather creating a din that threatens to turn the venue into rubble.
  • A Place to Bury Strangers at La Mecanique Ondulatoire Tonight.
    If you like the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, and a louder “wall of sound” Raveonettes, check this band. They are the torchbearers of contemporary melodic noise rock. High feedback, but catchy. Bring earplugs or roll up bits of toilet paper. This venue is smaller but well worth a look if you don’t know it.

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