Live Video: A Place to Bury Strangers

photo by Brittney Bollay

photo by Brittney Bollay

We’ve featured A Place to Bury Strangers‘s excellent new album, Exploding Head (Mute) here before and before that, but nothing can prepare you for witnessing the sonic attack that APTBS’s live performance, as during their recent performance in the KEXP studio. One of their more epic tracks, “I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Love,” starts off all dreamy and Cure-like, but soon enough noise peddler Oliver Ackermann (that’s a joke, if you’re nerdy enough to get it), Jono MOFO and Jay Space do what they do best: tear the &#@$ out of the song! The half as long title track channels a more agitated Pornography-era Cure, but the boys manage to remain calm. That’s ’cause “Exploding Head” is only the setup for the final eruption!

Here are the first and last tracks of the set, courtesy of More Dust Than Digital. You can listen to the entire performance, which just so happens to be our current Live Performances podcast.

Check out more photos here.

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