Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Dig 'Em Up Again

This here city's own A Place To Bury Strangers returned to action earlier this month, with a North American tour now underway to showcase the many splendored charms of 'Exploding Head', their sophomore long player.
Once again fusing a retro shoegaze fascination to the panel-beaten form of industrial music - all topped off with some monotone, Ian Curtis-esque vocals - the band is sounding in fine fettle for this follow up to their oft lauded eponymous debut.

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers - In Your Heart
Taken from new album 'Exploding Head', out now

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers - My Weakness
Taken from debut album 'A Place To Bury Strangers', out now

Buy it at Insound!

New cut
'In Your Heart' pulses with an urgent electronic undercurrent, though the overall effect is one of laconic detachment, like viewing a busy outside cityscape from a darkened, quiet room. It shows off a slightly more refined edge, set against the raw nature of earlier material such as 'My Weakness'. How each overall effort fares versus its sibling will be ample subject matter for a full post in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, the band return home briefly next week (October 29th) for a date at the Bowery Ballroom, with the wonderfully dirty and raucous
Dead Confederate in tow as an added bonus. Following this in November, lucky UK punters will have a chance to witness the magic up close and personal. Dare you to stand right next to the speaker stacks......ah go on. Total.Sonic.Annihilation, indeed.

Now playing: volcano! - I've Been Loving You Since Desert Storm
via FoxyTunes

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