A Place To Bury Strangers will embark on their first national tour, starting in mid February. Their self-titled 2007 release was a contender for one of our year-end favorites. It's hard to dislike a band that affects a mutant industrial-Manchester mash up and who wield homemade effects pedals with the power to turn sad songs into mass funeral dirges. They're also a band with one of the best live shows in a booming live-acts city (Brooklyn, that is). Also, who can hate a band that's got the NYPD's stamp of approval?:
[as reported on Pitchfork]
Six policemen stormed A Place to Bury Strangers' set at Loisaida after just two songs following noise complaints from local tenants. The promoter, Vacancy Records' Louise Fenton, was escorted by the officers toward the back of the building to have a word.”
Fenton somehow convinced the cops to allow the band one more song, so APTBS did “Ocean”, the epic closing track from their self-titled album. “Police officers then reported back to their dispatch to say they were in the process of shutting the event down, but that they were letting the band finish their song first, because, (directly quoted from the officer): 'This band is sick.'”
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