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.
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