Staff Pick: A Place to Bury Strangers

From the July 12, 2012 edition

There’s a crucial element of A Place to Bury Strangers that you don’t get from listening to their albums — even a gleaming, gorgeous release like their new LP, “Worship.” (Which, by the way, is a new high water mark for the NYC shoegaze stalwarts.)

That missing element is volume. No matter how loud you crank up your stereo, it’s impossible to approximate the sonic violence of seeing this band in an enclosed space like The Basement. If Hunters and Brujas del Sol don’t do your eardrums in Monday, A Place to Bury Strangers will more than finish the job.

Credit: Emily Berger photo