A Place to Bury Strangers, Darker My Love, All the Saints @ the Echoplex 10/16/09

The Echoplex, complete with its leather-couched cozy enclaves and dim lighting, was the perfect venue for Brooklyn-based A Place to Bury Strangers, LA's own Darker My Love (opening for White Lies' European shows as of tomorrow), and Atlanta's All the Saints (currently on tour with APTBS). After the openers primed the claustrophobic and moody atmosphere, APTBS took the darkened stage for their electronic noise rock. Murky projected images and an over-active fog machine accompanied the understated three piece as they delivered on their gift for making reverb and feedback danceable, concluding the set with guitarist Oliver Ackermann's much anticipated guitar destruction and restring, all observed through the oversaturated burn of an intermittent strobe light.