A Place To Bury Strangers

"That's the most intense fear and feeling--when you go to a show and you're actually scared," says Oliver Ackermann, guitarist and frontman of Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury Strangers. "Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music," adds bassit Dion Lunadon, "Like it's going to fall apart at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else. They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous." The same could be said the band's fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on the minute details like they may have done in the past, the group, rounded out by drummer Robi Gonzalez, trust their instincts and try to keep things as pure as possible. Music is much more exhilarating when it's unpredictable even on repeat plays, and this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his recording debut with the band here, and it's obvious that he's helped pushed the band's recordings closer to the level of their infamous live shows. "The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing," adds Gonzalez. "I don't know; it's real intense."

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Shares “What We Don’t See” Video Dir. By Jimmy Fusil, EU Tour Starts Tomorrow

“APTBS recorded Transfixiation, and to us it’s a cubist self-portrait of their live presence; distorted (but accurate!), it captures the essence of their sound from multiple perspectives. Those three aren’t just loud, they move a LOT OF AIR. They move a lot of things, making and breaking them in the process”
- Jimmy Fusil [PopSoda]

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ new album, Transfixiation, is out now on Dead Oceans. Premiering this morning via Drowned In Sound, the video directed by Jimmy Fusil [PopSoda], invites us into the band’s practice from the point of view of the space itself. Watch it above, on YouTube, or for our international viewers on DailyMotion. APTBS also begin their European tour tomorrow night in Dublin at Whelan’s with September Girls.

If you haven’t already, pick up the album direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, your local record store.

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES
All dates / tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour

Tue. March 31 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s (w/September Girls)
Wed. April 1 – Belfast, IE @ Voodoo
Thu. April 2 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Fri. April 3 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall (w/September Girls)
Sun. April 5 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control Basement (w/September Girls)
Mon. April 6 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club (w/September Girls)
Tue. April 7 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds (w/September Girls)
Wed. April 8 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb lfor Bach (w/September Girls)
Thu. April 9 – London, UK @ Oslo (w/September Girls)

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers – “We’ve Come So Far” Video Directed By Matthew Conboy

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ new album, Transfixiation, is out now on Dead Oceans. Get the album now via: Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, your local record store.

ALBUM RELEASE // A Place to Bury Strangers ‘Transfixiation’ Out Now


“APTBS lives up to that fatalism with a meltdown of timeless proportions, sounding like The Yardbirds as fed through a blast furnace”

- Jason Heller at NPR Music

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ breakneck and brain smashing new album, Transfixiation, is out now on Dead Oceans.

Get the album now via: Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, your local record store

We’re so proud of the band’s fourth studio album and critics agree:

“some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century”

- Line of Best Fit

“[Transfixiation] represents another giant step forwards in A Place To Bury Strangers’ continual evolution”

- Drowned In Sound

“A Place to Bury Strangers is known to be a behemoth on stage, and Transfixiation is as loud as the group’s reputation merits.”

- Slant Magazine

A Place To Bury Strangers will tour in support of Transfixiation starting starting tonight and will be joined on the road by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Creepoid and more! They cap it all off with a performance at Austin Psych Fest in May. Full list of tour dates after the jump.

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LISTEN // A Place To Bury Strangers Shares “We’ve Come So Far” From ‘Transfixiation’ Out February 17th

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ new album, Transfixiation, is out in just over a month on Dead Oceans and today they’re sharing the fantastic second single, “We’ve Come So Far”, via The FADER. “We’ve Come So Far” is a blistering all out explosion of sound and is possibly the closest the band has ever come to capturing the energy of their live performances in a recording.

Guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann says of the song – “The lyrics were written by themselves. The meaning is absolute truth. Life is super intense and fucked up so even accomplishing anything is a huge feat. We should all be proud of that. When we have worked extremely hard for something for so long it is just amazing to look back on it all. Sometimes I just want to shake people for feeling useless. There is so much potential and amazing things going on all around. Help make something great for us all to enjoy. ‘We’ve Come So Far’ has an endless building feeling which mimics life.”

A Place To Bury Strangers will tour in support of Transfixiation starting next month and will be joined on the road by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Creepoid and more! They cap it all off with a performance at Austin Psych Fest in May. Hear “We’ve Come So Far” above or over at The Fader. Full list of tour dates after the jump.

Pre-order the album via Secretly Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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Booking Agent Contact

US:
Dave Kaplan & Carly James
davekaplan@theagencygroup.com
carlyjames@theagencygroup.com

UK & Europe:
Steve Zapp, ITB
steve@itb.co.uk

tour dates

04/01/15

Belfast, IE - Voodoo

04/02/15

Glasgow, UK - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

04/03/15

Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall

04/05/15

Manchester, UK - Sound Control

04/06/15

Nottingham, UK - The Bodega Social Club

04/07/15

Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow

04/08/15

Cardiff, UK - Clwb lfor Bach
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We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
You Are The One by A Place To Bury Strangers
So Far Away by A Place To Bury Strangers

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What We Don't See
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We've Come So Far
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Straight
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And I'm Up
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Leaving Tomorrow
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You Are The One
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So Far Away
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