Sunday, July 1, 2012

REVIEW: A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship

A Place to Bury Strangers, the noise pop foursome from Brooklyn, has this week released Worship, a dense and darkly hypnotic album that will bring back fond memories of Joy Division, Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine... but this band is not simply following influences.

They take it in several different directions - "And I'm Up" is a really accessible guitar rock song, whereas lead track "Alone" features some pretty primal industrial drumming and "Mind Control" calls to mind something like a more aggressive Bauhaus. In fact, lead singer Oliver Ackermann definitely calls to mind Peter Murphy, an old favorite.

The variety in guitar sounds, and Ackermann's vocals, make this more than just another industrial noise rock record, and well worth checking out. It even veers into psychedelic territory on "And I'm Up"... We posted the advance track and the video for album track "You Are The One" on WYMA previously here.

And courtesy of their label, Dead Oceans, you can download "You Are The One" here.

And here's the video for "So Far Away":

And a live video (of an older song, "Burning Plastic") from a European appearance:

They'll be back out on tour the rest of the summer:

07/16/12 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
07/17/12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
07/18/12 - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit
07/19/12 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
07/20/12 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
07/21/12 - Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase
07/23/12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
07/24/12 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
07/25/12 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
07/26/12 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
07/27/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Record Release)
07/28/12 - Philadelphia, PA - TBD
07/29/12 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
07/30/12 - New Haven, CT - The Space

A Place To Bury Strangers Website

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