A Place To Bury Strangers
A Place to Bury Strangers does indeed go for “total sonic annihilation,” but its brilliant shoegazery finds melody in Rock & Roll and a touch of New Wave. At the helm of APTBS is Oliver Ackermann, whose arsenal of room-rattling pedals — appropriately via the company Death by Audio — includes the 8-bit-spreading Robot and the fuzz-screamer dubbed Soundwave Breakdown. Expect to hear those and variations in the set, fit for the likes of Nine Inch Nails and MGMT.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: My Blood Valentine and raptors tackling Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. (Rich Shivener)