1. Alone
  2. You Are The One
  3. Mind Control
  4. Worship
  5. Fear
  6. Dissolved
  7. Why I Can't Cry Anymore
  8. Revenge
  9. And I'm Up
  10. Slide
  11. Leaving Tomorrow
  13. SIDE A
  14. Alone
  15. You Are The One
  16. Mind Control
  17. Worship
  18. Fear
  19. Why I Can't Cry Anymore
  20. SIDE B
  21. Dissolve
  22. Revenge
  23. And I'm Up
  24. Slide
  25. Leaving Tomorrow
Press Alcove

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)

  • Straight
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Straight" directed by Brook Linder
  • And I'm Up
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "And I'm Up" directed by Karl Ackermann
  • Leaving Tomorrow
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Leaving Tomorrow"
  • You Are The One
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "You Are The One" directed by Matt Moroz & Tracy Maurice

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