Brooklyn seems somewhat haunted by the bedheaded spectre of 1987-88 right now. I’m hearing a lot of fuzzed-out takes on proto-shoegaze come out of there these days. "I Know I’ll See You" by A Place To Bury Strangers does, in a lot of ways, take me back to shithole venues from the era — particularly the bass sound, which reminds me of something specific that I can’t put my finger on. The guitars are a fusion between midperiod Jesus & Mary Chain and midperiod My Bloody Valentine, the latter’s breakthrough point… I could spit out points of perceived influence all day, and my sense of sonic magpies at work could be completely misplaced. But I like it.
For Sean Bonner, who asked me for it on Twitter.
(usual standards apply — link degrades in seven days, contact degaussing at googlemail com to get it removed)[audio:http://www.warrenellis.com/pirates/A%20Place%20to%20Bury%20Strangers_I%20Know%20Ill%20See%20You_01_I%20Know%20Ill%20See%20You.mp3]