A Place To Bury Strangers are no strangers to noise, distortion and heavy effects. Sometimes it’s used for abrasive purposes but here those elements are like a warm sonic cocoon. Tendrils of electricity embrace the listener, pulling them up into the clouds on a dreamy bed of splintering guitar notes and gauze-like feedback, while the vocal and bass hold the centre in a zen-like state. The effect is similar to the production experiments on the last two Low albums, where the song is consumed by the static in a comforting yet all-encompassing way.
‘I Need You’ is the third single from New York’s A Place To Bury Strangers’ Hologram EP. released in July on their own newly formed label, Dedstrange. Hologram is a sonic return to A Place To Bury Strangers’ rawest, most unhinged sound. With songs addressing the decay of connections, friendships lost, and the trials and tribulations of these troubled times, Hologram serves as an abstract mirror to the moment we live in. Written and recorded during the on-going global pandemic and in the midst of the decline of civilization, Hologram is a sonic vaccine to the horrors of modern life.
A Place To Bury Strangers have undergone some line-up changes in recent times with Ackermann being joined by new members John Fedowitz (bass) and Sandra Fedowitz (drums).
Hit up their YouTube channel to watch videos for some of the other EP tracks.