Listen Up: A Place To Bury Strangers/The Red Lapels/Empiresposted by Trina Green | Saturday, April 7, 2012 | 8:30 AM
|A Place To Bury Strangers|
In case you missed it, back in February A Place To Bury Strangers released this little EP diamond Onwards To The Wall. If you're a fan of the Brooklyn NY trio (actually I think they're technically a foursome now due to adding a second drummer) and their dense-as-fuck take on the art of shoegaze-buzzsaw- noise rock, then click the link and strap on your headphones, but do dial up the volume gently. Only five tracks but there's no sacrifice made to their penchant for guitar freakouts and apocalyptic rush.
|The Red Lapels|
The Red Lapels. A fashion statement? Not so much. A four-man band from South East London composed of Richard Maddy (vox/guitar), Sean Spicer (drums), Harvey Lee (guitar), and Tom Barnes (bass), yes. The reason I'm talking about them is because there's a sound here that worships at the altar of aged and vintage while occupying space in indie rock-land. You can distinctly hear it in the guitar tones and particularly in Richard Maddy's voice, which is a darling instrument of soul unto itself. Tracks "Dead Eyed Girl", "Drowning Out" and "Magic" are gold.
Til next time....tng.