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.”
 
If you like The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Flying Saucer Attack, or Killing Joke, APTBS is your new favorite band.