A Place to Bury Strangers are the self proclaimed "Loudest band in New York". For the record, I'm backing any band that wants to be the loudest band anywhere. Being loud is cool. I kept reading that these dudes sounded like The Jesus and Mary Chain so I finally got around to listening to them. And well, they kinda sound like that... Maybe they'd sound more like the JAMC if they didn't write such catchy songs. APTBS have quite aways to go in the songwriting department, they pass in the feedback and cool sounds department though. Either way this record is pretty good, better than most new things I've heard lately... even if their band name sounds like something I read in Alternative Press.