A while back, A Place to Bury Strangers announced that they'd made the jump the sonically adventurous Dead Oceans label and would soon be releasing an EP. Now we know the details: the new A Place to Bury Strangers EP is titled Onwards to the Wall and will be released on Feb. 7. The press release says the the EP "packs every bit of the searing sonic maelstrom listeners have come to expect from APTBS" but is also a new chapter for the band. Check out the new MP3 of "So Far Away."
MP3: A Place to Bury Strangers - "So Far Away"
The song has the patented A Place to Bury Strangers sound in it, but the studio mix-down sounds different from their previous outing ... It sounds more burned, more singed with guitar distortion. All in all, they seem to have packaged up the APTBS sound squalls without taking the life out of the music. More notes from the press release:
"Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by APTBS themselves, this is the sound of a band in control of making out of control music. Now joined by bassist Dion Lunadon, formerly of The D4, lead singer and guitarist Oliver Ackerman has found a crucial companion in pulling timeless melodies from their jet engine textures. The adroit songcraft that's always been there is brought to the fore, with familiar pop hooks repurposed for maximum carnage."
Carnage, baby. That's what it's all about, jet engine textures and musical carnage.
1. I Lost You
2. So Far Away
3. Onwards To The Wall
4. Nothing Will Surprise Me
5. Drill It Up
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