Whether or not there's a touch of irony in New York noise trio A Place To Bury Strangers naming their second album after an inherent medical condition that causes loud noises to emerge within one's own head, they certainly manage to live up to their reputation as the loudest band in their native city...»
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rough trade exclusive with a bonus 4 track cd featuring the hoxton square sessions. 'exploding head' is the second album from brooklyn based noise terrorists a place to bury strangers. if you loved the self titled album from 2007 then don't worry as nothing has changed apart from the white noise levels, the intensity, seduction, groove and pop factor have gone into overload. the jesus and mary chain and my bloody valentine remain the most immediate reference points but they have added a suicide style nastiness on 'ego death', a new order esque bass throb on the title track and a cramps style garage somp on 'dead beat'. when the album stops after 43 minutes you realise that you have just come out of a shoegazing war and that a place to bury strangers are the generals leading you into battle.
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