A Place To Bury Strangers – Straight | Track Review

When: Out Now
Where: Dead Oceans
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Usually at the start of the year there’s little to talk about in the whole blogosphere/reviewing world/sad lonely man sat at his computer in his bedroom spectrum of things but fortunately there seems to be a much needed boost of punctuation thrust inside musicians from all over the world. A Place To Bury Strangers will be releasing their new album Transfixiation on February 17th via Dead Oceans, and in the meantime the band have put out a music video for the taster of the LP, a track called Straight.

The video features a television signal being hijacked and the viewer is launched into what’s described as a “nightmare of analog psychedelia and haunted pop culture imagery”, which stems from director Brook Linder’s childhood years trying to decipher what’s happening to his television as he tried to watch HBO. I think we’ve all been there before, trying to get off to something completely distorted, and I think I can say on behalf that, by god, we succeeded.

Straight’s convoluted and twisted music video perfectly fits the analog-recorded sound of the track as A Place To Bury Strangers pack all kinds of feedback and distorted into it to create a sonic example of a right hand equipped with remote control constantly flicking through the channels. The result is a track that is engaging and heavy on the riffs and drums, punching a way through the glass and into the listener’s ears to provide something that is as badass as it is chaotic. It’s a great little tune with solid punk and psychedelic influences, and it definitely gets me excited for the new record.

A Place To Bury Strangers will be releasing their new album Transfixiation on February 17th via Dead Oceans. Check out the video to Straight below, and for more music reviews, free downloads and a couple cheeky statuses and tweets, check out Exploding Head Syndrome on Facebook and Twitter.
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