Mon Nov 19 2012

8:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Upstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

$12.00

Ages 18+

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Rogue Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers (Dead Oceans), Bleeding Rainbow, Young Adults - 18+ $12 8:00 pm doors

Rogue Presents:
A Place To Bury Strangers
Bleeding Rainbow, Young Adults

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  • A Place To Bury Strangers

    A Place To Bury Strangers

    Psychedelic

    A Place To Bury Strangers have often been called “the loudest band in New York”. This may very well be the case, but unlike much so-called “loud” rock and roll that’s out there, APTBS is not loud simply for the sake of it. The sonically overdriven sound they’ve accomplished is no clumsy accident, but a carefully cultivated and well-maintained entity all its own, fostered by an unbridled passion that’s clearly evident in every live show they play and each recording they make. A Place To Bury Strangers does not so much play songs as allow them to pour out. They are songs about longing, heartbreak and confusion played extremely well and at a passionately loud volume.

    While there are obvious reference points: Pornography-era Cure, early Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and pre-1990s Jesus and Mary Chain, the sound is all their own, in part due to singer/guitarist Oliver Ackermann’s day job of building custom guitar pedals (see deathbyaudio.net). Coupled with the solid bass of Jono Mofo and the relentless drumming of Jay Space, the APTBS team is a force to reckon with.

    Since forming in 2004, A Place to Bury Strangers had been developing its stellar live reputation in New York City by its constant bombardment of shows. In early April of 2007 the band was rewarded with the opportunity to open for one of their major influences, the Jesus & Mary Chain at Webster Hall. This was quickly followed by another high profile opening slot for the Brian Jonestown Massacre at same venue.

    Following the release of their self titled debut album in August of 2007 on Killer Pimp Records, the band accrued rave reviews in a numerous publications including a Best New Music and an 8.4 rating in Pitchfork. The album wound up being one of the top 20 best reviewed records of 2007 according to Metacritic and won Rock album of the year on Tunecore.

    The band then rocketed into public consciousness in 2008. Highlights include a full US/Canadian tour with Holy F**k in February/March and being THE band to see at SXSW. This was followed in May by their first full European/UK which culminated in a legendary appearance at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona. That summer the band were handpicked by Trent Reznor to support Nine Inch Nails on an arena tour of the US and appeared at the Oya Festival where they got to play with another of their heroes, the recently reunited My Bloody Valentine. The band spent that fall on another US tour, this time as headliners, followed by a full European tour supporting MGMT in November that culminated in a triumphant sold-out headlining performance at London’s ICA in December.

    A Place To Bury Strangers have premiered the second single off their new album, Worship. The song is "And I'm Up" and is available at Consequence of Sound today. On "And I'm Up," Strangers apply their fuzzy filter to a song the grows out of a more straightforward pop sensibility. It's something singer Oliver Ackermann calls "that classic 50's vibe our parents grew up loving oh so much and then cramming down our throats through subliminal early life listening."

     

    Listen to "And I'm Up"

     

    The track starts off with a heavy back beat courtesy of longtime friend Cyrus Lubin, drummer for The Immaculates and head of Famous Class Records. Ackermann's melancholy vocals counter the walking bass line and chaotic guitar sounds, darkly proclaiming, "Either way I choose the choice is wrong / so I'll choose wrong / always choose wrong." The track's upbeat sounds and moody lyrics combine to create what might be APTBS's most approachable song of the bunch on their forthcoming album Worship.

     

    A Place To Bury Strangers is touring throughout June with This Will Destroy You and has just announced new show dates for July. These new dates include a headlining record release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the band's home turf) on Friday, July 27. The band will also appear at the Metallica-curated Orion Music & More festival on June 24 in Atlantic City, NJ.

     

    Worship, A Place To Bury Stranger's third album, will be released June 26 (June 11 UK) on Dead Oceans and is currently available for pre-order through SC Distribution. All pre-orders come with an early download on June 11. Along with the CD and LP (on "Blue Death" colored vinyl) versions of Worship, there is also deluxe bundle offer that includes entry to win a Death By Audio 'Fuzz War' effects pedal handmade by Ackermann.

    EARLY PRAISE FOR WORSHIP

    "'You Are the One'...puts an unremitting krautrock pulse beneath frontman Oliver Ackermann's affectless vocals and myriad dive-bombing sonic effects." -SPIN

     

    "On single 'You Are The One,' listeners can hear the sonic havoc wreaked by Oliver Ackerman’s Death by Audio FX pedals, some of which approaches the creepy, atonal heights of David Lynch’s films (think Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me)."
    -DEATH & TAXES

     

    "Come for the psychedelic washes of guitar and brittle Joy Division-esque drumming, but stay for the awesome spindly guitar pickin.'" -FUSE

  • Bleeding Rainbow

    Bleeding Rainbow

    Alternative Rock

  • Young Adults

    Young Adults

    Punk

Rogue Presents:

A Place To Bury Strangers
Bleeding Rainbow, Young Adults

Mon Nov 19 2012 8:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge MA
A Place To Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Young Adults
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$12.00 Ages 18+

Rogue Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers (Dead Oceans), Bleeding Rainbow, Young Adults - 18+ $12 8:00 pm doors