Transfixation, the new album from Brooklyn fuzz-pedal abusers a Place To Bury Strangers, is the band’s fourth album. Given that these guys like to pride themselves on their face-hurting loudness, it might not be their loudest album. But it might be their toughest. The band has always had some My Bloody Valentine and some Sonic Youth in its DNA. This time around, they seem to have some Suicide and Hawkwind and Motörhead, as well. It’s a dense and heavy and impressive rock album, and it’s well worth your time. We’ve posted the early tracks “Straight” and “We’ve Come So Far,” and now you can stream the whole thing at NPR.
Transfixation is out 2/17 on Dead Oceans.