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.

LISTEN // A Place To Bury Strangers Announces New Year’s Eve Shows And Dave Clark Remix Of “Straight”

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A Place To Bury Strangers would like to ring in the New Year with you. 2015’s been a great run, and what better way to go out than with a lot of feedback, fuzz, and a touch of tinnitus? They’ll be playing New Year’s Eve at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, followed by a night at Milk Bar in San Francisco. To tide you over ’til then, they’ve shared a melted, crushing remix from UK producer Dave Clarke of “Straight” off Transfixiation. Dive in head first, it’ll only hurt a bit.

Purchase Transfixiation:
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(more info and tix here)

Thurs. Dec. 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
Sat. Jan. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Share Video For “Supermaster,” Dates For Europe Tour

A Place To Bury Strangers are bringing their latest album Transfixiation back on the road to Europe in October and November this year. The tour focuses in on Eastern Europe and Greece.

Just in time for the start, the band have shared another video from album track “Supermaster”. The video was directed by Matthew Portman, who explains:

“The Reptilian brain also known as the R-complex refers to our primitive and instinctive brain function that is shared by all reptiles and mammals, including humans. It is the most powerful and oldest of our collective brain functions. The Reptilian brain is also responsible for some of the most destructive impulses we as humans possess like violence, dominance and territoriality.”

Buy Transfixiation now:
(more info and tix here)

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29/10/15 Lucerne, Switzerland – Schuur
30/10/15 Legnano, Italy – Circolone di Legnano
31/10/15 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
2/11/15 Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara
3/11/15 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo – AG Club
4/11/15 Belgrade, Serbia – Drugstore
5/11/15 Skopje, Macedonia – MKC
6/11/15 Thessaloniki, Greece – Mylos
7/11/15 Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
8/11/15 Volos, Greece – Lab Art
11/11/15 Istanbul, Turkey – Garajinstanbul
12/11/15 Sofia, Bulgaria – Mixtape5
13/11/15 Bucharest, Romania – Control Club
14/11/15 Budapest, Hungary – A38, Hungary
16/11/15 Prague, Czech Republic – Meetfactory
17/11/15 Warsaw, Poland – Klub Hydrozagadka
18/11/15 Sopot, Poland – Dwie Zmiany
19/11/15 Dresden, Germany – Beatpol
20/11/15 Utrecht, Netherlands – Guess Who Festival

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Share Video For “Now It’s Over”

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 is known to be a behemoth on stage, and Transfixiation is as loud as the group’s reputation merits.
SLANT Magazine

Some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century.
The Line of Best Fit

A Place To Bury Strangers have shared a striking animated video for Now It’s Over off of Transfixiation out now on Dead Oceans. Cloaked in brooding rhythms and shoegaze fuzz, Now It’s Over is a haunting tale of woe from the experimental Brooklyn outfit. Featuring a protagonist who’s never quite in focus, shapeshifting shadows, and a stormy, night-time drive, the video for Now It’s Over is every part as ominous and bleak as its name suggests. Speaking of the final product, director and lead animator Dave Merson Hess explains,

I loved the mood of Now It’s Over, and the way the lyrics and arrangement captured the feeing of a breakup as a complete destruction of a particular, insular reality, a way of living being ripped apart at the seams, on both vague and sudden terms. Film noir felt like a perfect match for it. The inevitability of failure built into the genre fir the song’s lyrics, murky, reverbed vocals, and jagged guitar sounds.”

Starting today in Hong Kong they’ll orbit the globe a time or two with stops in Australia, Europe, and dates across the United States. Full list of dates below.

Purchase Transfixiation:
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(more info and tix here)

Fri. Aug. 28 – Hong Kong, CN @ Backstage Live
Sun. Aug. 30 – Taipei, TW @ The Wall
Tue. Sept. 1 – Singapore, SG @ TAB
Wed. Sept. 2 – Selangor, MY @ Bentley Music Auditorium
Fri. Sept. 4 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
Sat. Sept. 5 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
Sun. Sept. 6 – Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar
Mon. Sept. 7 – Auckland, NZ @ Kings Arms
Sat. Sept. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Sun. Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
Mon. Sept. 14 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
Sat. Sept. 19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Sun. Sept. 20 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
Mon. Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
Tue. Sept. 22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
Thu. Sept. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
Fri. Sept. 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
Sun. Sept. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
Tue. Sept. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
Wed. Sept. 30 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
Thu. Oct. 1 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live *
Fri. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
Sat. Oct. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café *
Mon. Oct. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
Tue. Oct. 6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
Wed. Oct. 7 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
Fri. Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
Thus. Oct. 29 – Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
Fri. Oct. 30 – Legnano, IT @ CIRCOLONE
Sat. Oct. 31 – Ljubljana, SI @ Orto Bar
Mon. Nov. 2 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Tues. Nov. 3 – Sarajevo, BA @ AG Club
Wed. Nov. 4 – Belgrade, RS @ Drugstore
Thurs. Nov. 5 – Skopje, MK @ MKC
Fri. Nov. 6 – Thessaloniki, GR @ Mylos
Sat. Nov. 7 – Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205
Sun. Nov. 8 – Volos, GR @ Lab Art
Thurs. Nov. 12 – Sofia, BG @ MIXTAPE5
Fri. Nov. 13 – Bucharest, RO @ Control Club
Sat. Nov. 14 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Mon. Nov. 16 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
Tues. Nov. 17 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka
Wed. Nov. 18 – Sopot, PL @ Dwie Zmiany
Thurs. Nov. 19 – Dresden, GE @ Beatpol
Fri. Nov. 20 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival

* = w/ Grooms

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.

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)

Booking Agent Contact

Dave Kaplan & Carly James

UK & Europe:
Steve Zapp, ITB

tour dates


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San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
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