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Artist: A Place to Bury Strangers
Hails from: Brooklyn, NY
Musical Style: New Wave, Alternative Indie Rock
For Fans of: Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain
Why you should check them out:
“Total Sonic Annihilation” is what they promise, and you better beleive that this Brooklyn based trio delivers it. After all, they are not called New York’s loudest band for nothing.
Imagine My Bloody Valentine distortion with the raw sound and monotone vocals of Joy Division, and you might have some insight as to what to expect from these up-and-coming rockers. Armed with guitarist Oliver Akerman’s self made effects pedals (through his company Death By Audio) and a talent for voluminous melodics, A Place to Bury Strangers have been attacking eardrums all over the country for nearly three years since their first EP in 2006.
Maintaining relative success with shows alongside The Jesus and Mary Chain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the trio’s biggest breakthrough came from a highly positive Pitchfork review of their debut full-length album in 2007, resulting in the first 500 albums selling out instantly. Featuring machine like percision from drummer Jono Mofo and the fierce rhythms of bassist Jay Space, A Place to Bury Strangers are a band continually accelerating through their atmospheric sounds and fierce dance inducing beats. While listening to their self-titled debut on full blast might give you somewhat of an idea what A Place to Bury Strangers are capable of, their live performances are truly a force to be reckond with, just don’t forget the ear plugs.
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