A Place To Bury Strangers / Hunters / DJ Bud Sweet
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
If all the music journos around the world who have reviewed A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – whether it be a live show or on record, had to describe the NYC trio in one word, our money is on “LOUD.” Their newest release, an LP on Dead Oceans, Worship has been called by the label, “the loudest one ever submitted to the label for approval.” Within the first ten seconds of the lead track, listeners are greeted with dive-bombing guitar noise, grenades, mortar shells and what could be the sound of exploding furniture – needless to say, the new effort packs every bit of the searing sonic maelstrom the world has come to expect from APBTS and ups the ante on barely-harnessed dark energy, snarling propulsion, unexpectedly catchy hooks and doomed-out vibes. Fellow Brooklynites HUNTERS mix boy/girl harmonies with super catchy guitars that seem to lure in everyone from the YEAH YEAH YEAH’s NICK ZINNER, who mixed their debut EP and SMASHING PUMPKINS’ JAMES IHA, who produced the effort, to sites like RCRD LBL, who praise the effort as “real rock – heavy, chugging and powerful with grimy production and a cool veneer that makes this perfect for warehouses with peeling walls, sweaty twenty-somethings and inappropriate love.” DJ BUD SWEET spins throughout what is sure to be a loud, steamy night!