A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart (Mute) 12/10/2009

October 16, 2009 by  

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Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury are energetic to say the least! Their crushingly powerful shoegaze/rock has seen them clear to support Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and MGMT in recent years.

With their first UK release in 2009, s In Your Heart, the boys bombard us in high volume, distortion crazed anglo-electronica.

Singer Oliver Ackermann has a voice that lies somewhere between Tony Hadley and Bernard Sumner after a long conversation with Morrisey. The Sumner reference runs on, as the melody and rhythm of the song seem to borrow heavily from New Order. Although admittedly a New Order sunk deep much deeper into anger and self-destruction than usual.

Despite the very rough production values, or perhaps because of them, the song works. It rages along, from the crashing, discordant intro through a very 80’s interlude, into a reverb-laden fade-out finale. It’s rough. It’s not the kind of tune to get you ready for an upbeat night out, but it works.

[rating:3]

Liam Clune


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