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The self-titled debut album from Brooklyn effects-pedal abusers A Place to Bury Strangers took bits and pieces from any number of 1980s-vintage noise-pop heroes: Hissing drum machine rattles from Cabaret Voltaire, morose pop hooks from Depeche Mode, slithery raunch from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, layered guitar scree from Sonic Youth. And now that they've signed with Mute Records , APTBS will release their second album on the same label where those bands recorded some or all of their best work. (Sonic Youth were on the Mute-affiliated Blast First, not Mute itself, but still.<br/><br/> Living the dream!) Here's APTBS frontman Oliver Ackermann on the deal: "They have put out some of our favorite records over the years. I can't .... 11 p.m. Wednesday 4th March 2009 EST
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