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A Place to Bury Strangers links for 2009-07-22

A Place to Bury Strangers

  • “A Place To Bury Strangers, fresh from their sun-defyingly dark and stormy set at the Siren Festival 2009, will release their second album, Exploding Head, on Mute Records this October 6, 2009. They went in with the collective idea of making the “craziest” recording ever. The result? Over forty captivating minutes of pain that comes off as pure pleasure, including first single “In Your Heart”.”
  • “A Place To Bury Strangers were one of the best live bands I saw last year. Total sonic annihilation never sounded so good. They destroyed the Siren Festival and Coachella earlier this year, and will embark on a US tour this October with support from Dead Confederate. Just a heads up, they’re back in Austin on October 11th at the Mohawk. So, that’s where I’ll be. “
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  • “The result is 43 mesmerizing minutes of pain as pleasure. You’ll be checking the levels on your living room stereo from the moment “It Is Nothing” pulls everyone in earshot through a vortex of groove-locked rhythms and back-spun power chords (hammered out by drummer Jay Space and bassist Jono MOFO).”
  • “On October 20th, we’ll hear what the New York outfit came up with when it releases Exploding Head via Mute Records. The followup to the band’s 2007 self-titled debut is billed as “43 mesmerizing minutes of pain as pleasure,” the result of “paranoid android pop,” “gorgeous gate-crashing melodies,” “Chinese water torture chords” and all the other over-the-top ways of describing sounds that are ear-bleedingly loud.”
  • “This pedal is supreme because it sounds awesome. It’s actually two of their smaller pedals put into one unit. The Interstellar Overdriver Supreme has different settings for the “left pedal”, and the Death By Audio describes them as 1 thin drive, 2 normal interstellar overdriver, 3 bass overdrive, 4 octafuzz, 5 oscillating fuzz, and 6 voltage controlled tremolo fuzz. The clips I’ve recorded use most of these settings except 5 and 6.”
  • “If you were to listen to industrial-rigged shoegaze band A Place to Bury Strangers at close range for 10+ hours, your head might indeed explode like a stepped-on cherry tomato. (Give it a shot!) So it’s apropos that the New York trio’s new album– dropping October 6 on Mute– is called Exploding Head. Along with characteristically bleak song titles like “It Is Nothing” and “Everything Always Goes Wrong” is a track called “Smile When You Smile”– which sounds like it could be on Broadway.”

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