A Place to Bury Strangers at Elsewhere
At Thursday night’s record release show at Elsewhere (April 12), A Place to Bury Strangers was a force of nature channeling an intense blend of pagan cosmic psychedelic industrial energy into an incredible wall of sound. I was thinking to myself, “so this is what it’s like being in God’s factory.” Before the first song was over Oliver Ackermann’s guitar was destroyed. I was witnessing and hearing creative destruction in action full of dark relentless, explosive energy and mayhem. Awe-inspiring, furious and sublimely over the top. In short one of the best shows ever.
The new album, Pinned
, is an instant Brooklyn underground classic. Full throttled energy combined with psychedelic industrial noise juxtaposed with intricate tribal drumming and haunting vocals. New drummer, Lia Simone Braswell
‘s voice is a very welcome addition to the high octane volcanic mix. This record is now on constant rotation on my turntable. On the red vinyl 2 record deluxe Brainwashing Machine Edition
, there are 20 tracks. Each one is a keeper. Personal favorites include: “Situations Changes”, “Frustrated Operator”, “Keep Moving On”, “When You Are Alone”, “She Goes Out With the Devil”, “Delusion of Time”, and “Now That You’ve Left It All.”