This Brooklyn band is to the Jesus and Mary Chain what Interpol is to Joy Division: not as cravenly imitative as detractors would have you believe, but the ancestry is clear. This five-song, 17-minute EP’s blown-out sound definitely recalls Psychocandy, mixing simple garage-rock riffs, primitive, almost mechanical drumming and deadpan vocals, but APTBS adds a huge bass sound the J&MC rarely bothered with. The opener, “I Lost You,” adds a lovelorn lyric to the mix, while the EP’s title track brings in vocalist Alanna Nualla for a moody, post-punk dialogue that makes a better soundtrack to the drawing on the cover of Sonic Youth’s Goo than that album did. Layering waves of noise atop an ominous, hypnotic throb and coating it all in snarling rock ‘n’ roll attitude, Onwards to the Wall reaffirms A Place To Bury Strangers’ status as one ofNew York’s best bands.
By Lindsay Hood on 11.17.14 in News
They've already shared "Beige" and "One and All" off the new album Monuments to an Elegy. Now the Smashing Pumpkins have rounded out the trio with a new track — "Tiberius." (Remember, their line-up now includes Mötley Cr...
By Marc Hogan on 10.31.14 in News
For the Joy Division fan who has everything, new Ian Curtis memorabilia is on the auction block. Last year, a kitchen table that once belonged to the legendary post-punk group's late frontman sold on eBay for £1,120 (abo...
By Marc Hogan on 09.17.14 in News
The long-running feud between the members of mythic British post-punk band Joy Division and its synth-pop offshoot New Order has devolved into Twitter beef. New Order announced today they had set up a Twitter account...
By Philip Cosores on 07.15.14 in Live in Pictures
Photos of New Order and La Roux in Los Angeles