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  1. Alone You Are The One Mind Control Worship Fear Dissolved Why I Can't Cry Anymore Revenge And I'm Up Slide Leaving Tomorrow VINYL TRACKLIST: SIDE A Alone You Are The One Mind Control Worship Fear Why I Can't Cry Anymore SIDE B Dissolve Revenge And I'm Up Slide Leaving Tomorrow
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Guitars as jet engines; guitars as haunted electronics; guitars as filling-melting white heat: A Place To Bury Strangers' new album Worship is explosive, visceral, and dark. APTBS' DIY-braintrust of Death By Audio wizard Oliver Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon continue the evolution of songwriting that began with Onwards to the Wall, the band's 2011 EP. Now on Worship, they interweave threads of krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the edge that is quintessentially Strangers. Unhinged dissonance is artfully framed within a fiercely dynamic and assured melodic sensibility. Standout "You Are The One" is a coldwave white squall, with Ackerman coming through like an austere and menacing Damo Suzuki. Later on "Dissolved," the band methodically builds an atmospheric battle charge only to take a hard left mid-song into pure, shimmering Cure territory. There are ambitious, trend-bucking choices at every turn.

"This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by A Place To Bury Strangers. It is our vision of what our music should sound like in 2012, not someone else's interpretation," says Lunadon. "Every sound on the album is made by us and our tools; tools created by us, used on no other recordings, and purposefully built for this project. This is real. Some of it is the band being in complete control -- bending, shaping and building the songs and the sounds. Other parts are the band relinquishing control and letting the songs and sounds take over and produce themselves. We are not trying to reinvent ourselves, but simply push ourselves further in all aspects of our music."

"We made this, we recorded this, we did everything," adds Ackerman. "Yes, we chose to do this and no, we didn't have to but we think it is pretty cool. No producer made us. We didn't go to school for any of this and we don't have time for tutorials. We invented this and now we are sharing it with you."

(DOC066 released: 06/26/12)

  • Supermaster
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Supermaster" directed by Matt Portman
  • Now It's Over
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Now It's Over" directed by Dave Merson Hess
  • Love High
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Love High" directed by Tim Panduro
  • What We Don't See
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "What We Don't See" directed by Jimmy Fusil

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