TRACK OF THE WEEK: A Place to Bury Strangers “Straight”

Last week, Brooklyn’s own A Place to Bury Strangers announced their fourth studio album, Transfixiation, due out Feb. 17th via Dead Oceans. The first single off the upcoming record is the hard-hitting, noise-laden gem “Straight” — so good we chose it for our track of the week!

“Straight” is the first single from APTBS since the release of the trio’s 2012 album, Worship, and it’s a doozy. The track begins right away with an electric guitar coming into focus, quickly evolving from muffled to blaring, and from there the song is unrelenting. Oliver Ackermann’s guitar screeches, whines, and growls while the singer himself puts on a blase tone, half-speaking through the three-and-a-half-minute-long track. The breakneck beat, courtesy of drummer Robi Gonzalez, makes “Straight” immediately danceable—certainly you won’t be able to resist headbanging along, at the very least.

APTBS will celebrate the release of Transfixiation at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on Feb. 17th. Until then, enjoy “Straight,” below.

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