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."

ADVENTURE DOWN UNDER // A Place To Bury Strangers Set to Tour Australia & New Zealand

A Place To Bury Strangers are headed down under! You can see Oliver, Robi and Dion in Australia and New Zealand throughout the end of the month! Dates kick off next Friday at Perth’s Rosemount and end with a performance at the Laneway Festival on January 28! See all shows below.

TOUR DATES:
01/18/13 Perth, AU – The Rosemount
01/19/13 Adelaide, AU – Jive Bar
01/20/13 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
01/23/13 Brisbane, AU – The Zoo
01/24/13 Byron Bay, AU – Hotel Great Northern
01/25/13 Sydney, AU – Oxford Art Factory
01/26/13 Northcote, AU – Northcote Social Club
01/27/13 Wellington, NZ – San Francisco Bath House
01/28/13 Auckland, NZ – Laneway Festival
05/05/13 Santa Ana, CA – Psycho de Mayo Fest

THIS SATURDAY // A Place To Bury Strangers Play a Benefit Show for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

A Place To Bury Strangers team up with Liturgy, Total Slacker and Royal Baths this Saturday, December 1 for a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show will take place at Brooklyn’s 285 Kent and all proceeds will be donated to Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy Relief Program. Head to the Facebook event for more information and to RSVP.

To prepare for the event, melt your face off with this awesome video of A Place To Bury Strangers live at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Enjoy below.

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers – “And I’m Up,” Coming Soon to a City Near You

When the video you’re about to watch is centered around the idea of an “Action Figure Destruction Derby,” you know you’re in for a real treat. Directed by animator Karl Ackermann, brother to Oliver, the new A Place To Bury Strangers video for “And I’m Up” represents a coming of age – a foray into adulthood. What better way to do so than blow up a bunch of toys and marvel at their twisted beauty? Enjoy above or at VICE.

The “And I’m Up” b/w “Don’t Stop” 7″ is now available at SC Distribution. Best part? It’s on translucent orange vinyl.

A Place To Bury Strangers head back out on tour with Bleeding Rainbow on Saturday, October 27 at Richmond’s Strange Matter. Dates include a stop at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest and M Pour Montreal. Check out the full schedule HERE.

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Release Self-Produced Video, Plus New Tour Dates

A Place To Bury Strangers bring you their new, self-produced video for “Leaving Tomorrow” off Worship. Based on Momo Fujiwara’s short story, “Katsu Gee,” the video stars Dion as Handsome Saviour of Mankind, Robi as Wizard and Oliver as Terry. Filmed on an iPhone with the 8mm app, they chose Central Park and APTBS headquarters, Death By Audio, as their set. Close friend, Sam Donahue, also got in on the fun, lending his hand in camera operation and props. Watch at SPIN or above.

In addition to their video, A Place To Bury Strangers announce new tour dates. They’re currently playing in Europe now and will end their overseas run with shows in Russia and Greece. Upon returning, they’ll end the year with coast-to-coast US dates! New shows posted below, with full list and ticket links HERE. Read the rest of this entry »

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

03/31/15

Dublin, IE - The Workman's Club

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
See all upcoming shows »

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