The Burying Kind

Welcome to the online home of The Burying Kind!

Looking for our self-titled, debut EP? Want to check out some of our brand new merch? Or maybe you just stopped by to drop us a note? Then scroll away, because everything you need can be found right here!

-Scott-David & Dan


Music & Merch

The big news is that our self-titled debut EP is finally out, and available to stream right here! So, if you're looking to grab a digital copy, or get your hands on one of the extremely limited-edition CDs, just click HERE!

(Click HERE for TBK apparel or accessories.)


The Burying Kind is a two-man band from outside of Chicago that consists of Scott-David Allen (A Covenant of Thorns), and Dan Milligan (The Joy Thieves/Drownbeat). The band combines aspects of dream-pop, darkwave, and new wave with more traditional guitar-driven alternative and pop rock.  

The shimmering guitars, and ambient atmospheres may remind some of bands such as Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, The Sundays, and Cocteau Twins; but TBK's tight song arrangements, walls of fuzz-laden guitars, memorable vocal melodies, and lush vocal harmonies are much more akin to pop-rock bands such as The Posies, Tears For Fears, and Toad The Wet Sprocket. The result is a surprisingly modern sound that is drawing comparisons to bands like The National, Drab Majesty, Choir Boy, White Rabbit, and Editors.  

Deeply layered, but still powerful. 
Beautifully textured, but driving. 
Darkly romantic. And eternally hopeful. 

The Burying Kind.

Scott-David Allen & Dan Milligan: The Burying Kind

Scott-David Allen & Dan Milligan: The Burying Kind


Online Interviews & Podcasts

The Burying Kind EP

EP Teasers


The music of The Burying Kind is powerful and strong, yet delicate and beautiful. Catchy hooks, memorable melodies, and haunting vocals will hang around in your head long after the songs have ended.” - Krissy Vanderwoude

Drowned In a Sea of Sound on DKFM (Shoegaze Radio)

A true masterwork of dark emotional beauty and textured imagery. This is an exciting synthesis of talent breaching new ground for both artists.” - Ken Magerman

Sounds and Shadows Magazine/Podcast

The entire album is an effortless blend of almost every -wave genre you could imagine, combined to build an initial outing that is wholly unique in sound and scope.” - Robert Rodgers

Migraine Robot Radio

The Burying Kind creates a mesmerizing sense of timelessness. If you find yourself longing for the past but also wondering about the future, this album is for you.” - Adrian Halo

ALTvenger Magazine

The shimmering atmospheres and dark harmonies of 'Blur' remind this writer of a merger of The Church and IKON during Michael Aliani’s tenure, the coda’s repetitions…almost pleading as the ambient synths, forceful drums, and radiant guitars build to a rather wonderful climax. The jangling guitar tones and saccharine progressions of 'Falling Over' and 'Horizons' evoke memories of Modern English or Simple Minds in their more brightly melancholic moments.” - Ilker Yücel

ReGen Magazine

Although comparisons to notable names such as The National, Interpol or The Killers could be drawn, their music comes close to the sentiment of Ride or Strangelove. I can highly recommend the newcomers to the alternative rock music fans.” - Marija Buljeta

Founder, Director, CEO at ALTvenger Magazine

This record strikes an emotional & spiritual transcendent tone that is hard to put into actual correct English. A single word does come to mind though, goosebumps.” - Michael J. Carrasquillo

Industrial Island podcast/broadcast

There is an epic, wondrous joy to be found within the music of The Burying Kind, a resplendent and delectable taste of hope exuding in ripples of what can only be described as healing salve for the soul.” - Dana Culling

— Firefly Mouth

Riding a hazy alt-rock wave and meshing it with Joy Division-esque vocals and sonic textures straight out of New Order and classic Depeche Mode, the band's sound is familiar but new. It's engaging and exciting, like a fresh retelling of a favorite and comfortable story.” - Brian Shamie

The Daily Herald

The perfect blend of my two most beloved music genres- but I don't want to reduce it to just the terms ‘shoegaze’ and ‘goth.’ It's got a melancholy dark ache but without being over the top or in danger of being ‘cheesy.' I want to spin it, sing along to it, and dance to it!” - DJ Scary Lady Sarah

Legendary Chicago DJ and owner of American Gothic Productions

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