In the span of just a few years, A Place to Bury Strangers has experienced a whirlwind of heat, flash and action. APTBS has been dubbed "the loudest band in New York"; they went from being reigning Pitchfork darlings to dwellers of the site's doghouse; and they've weathered countless Jesus and Mary ... More >>
One of the great things about twitter is that after you've googled and bing-ed yourself, it gives you one more venue to find mentions of your name.
As someone who believes there's no such thing as bad press, I was thrilled to click on "Interactions" just moments ago and find the following tweets th ... More >>
From off the streets of the City Of Lakes (that's Minneapolis) comes Howler, who serve as a reminder that ferocity, vulnerability, and yearning spring eternal in young bands' breasts. Although Howler, with their new album America Give Up, throws in more catchy, crunchy riffsnot to mention a J ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
Sweaty DIY venues are great, but even Waste Of Paint needs a break from them once in a while. Furthermore, I haven't been leaving my dark cave much lately, and my c ... More >>
Debbie AllenIn Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
As New York problems go, this is not a bad one to have: there was so much good stuff going on Friday night that we wished we could clone ourselves. The B ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Sunglasses-clad Brooklyn team Young Boys make delicious, fashion-forward darkwave drone-punk wrapped in a leather jacket and a smile. With the Ramones' hooks, the Jesus and Mary Chain's suffocating fuzz, ... More >>
Beach Fossils prior to the grand, violent finale. Pics by Chris Becker.Beach Fossils/Woven Bones/The Beets
Thursday, July 1
You get to like it, the rudimentary BOOM-BOOM-THWACK, BOOM-BOOM-THWACK of a two-piece stand-up drummer -- no flash, no cymbals, no particular variety ... More >>
So here we have a dirge-y psych-rock band from San Francisco covering a lithe dance-rock band from New York City, and rendering a neurotic, jittery, deceptively frivolous pop throwaway that faintly echoes "White Light/White Heat" as a droning, lumbering, fuzz-drenched stoner jam that not-so-f ... More >>
Pic by Sebastian MlynarskiYes in My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn's Golden Triangle are an art-dance wet-dream-turned-night-terror. They're less a band and more like what John Waters would imagine a band to be--shimmy and grind, ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
America: A Tribute To Heroes was a true television feat--put together merely 10 days after the 9-11 attacks, presented without commercials on over 35 channels, raising millions of dollars for the families of WTC vict ... More >>
Pink Mountaintops released the ridiculously gorgeous Outside Love back in May, the band's third LP. On it, bandleader and Black Mountain moonlighter Stephen McBean pulled a last album Magnetic Fields trick, making a Jesus & Mary Chain record with all the wrong instruments. But Outside Love is more ... More >>
Oliver loves math
Over the last few years, A Place To Bury Strangers have become a heavy presence in Brooklyn, dominating the fuzz-drone scene that draws from shoegaze stars Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Lead vocalist Oliver Ackermann also founded the successful pedal effects compan ... More >>
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Cumbersome name aside, there's nothing entirely virginal about The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, a band whose hybridized mash of indie fuzz, twee, and shoegaze owes more than a little to long messy nights spent listening to Sarah Records, the Jesus and Mary Chain, ... More >>