Friday, December 14, 2007

A Place To Bury Stangers - Self Titled

A Place To Bury Strangers
A Place To Bury Stangers
(08.2007, Killer Pimp)

Personally, it is pretty impossible to listen to A Place To Bury Strangers debut album without immediately thinking My Bloody Valentine. Fortunately, My Bloody Valentine is one of the universally influential bands like The Velvet Underground or Pavement that are permissibly rippable because, in the indie rock world, it is pretty hard not to. Fortunately, this ain’t some by-the-numbers, watered down rehash of Loveless. A Place To Bury Strangers are modern guitar heroes, contorting their guitar strings into heavily distorted curtains of reverberated goodness. It’s an instantly euphoric sound that isn’t recorded obnoxiously loud as is common with the noisier side of the avant music world these days. With both electronic and manual drumming coupled with shimmering guitars and drifting vocals, A Place To Bury Strangers floats perfectly through air like a distorted eighties soundtrack. A frantically addictive grower, after a few spins in your stereo it is extremely difficult to get it out.

-Mr. Thistle

A Place To Bury Strangers – "To Fix the Gash in Your Head"

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