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A Place To Bury Strangers Announce West Coast Tour with This Will Destroy You

Starting in June, A Place To Bury Strangers head west for a string of dates with Suicide Squeeze’s This Will Destroy You. The two bands share an affinity for layered sonics and noisey, sweaty perfomances. Their sounds are dark and crushing. If APTBS are guitars as jet engines, TWDY are strings as avalanche. See list of new dates below! The summer tour ends with a special performance at Metallica’s Orion Festival.

Strangers are currently in Europe, touring in support of their Onwards to the Wall EP. The new album, Worship, drops June 26th; keep an eye out for the pre-order. You can stream the first single HERE.
West Coast Tour
06/02/12 – Austin, TX – 29th Street Ballroom*
06/03/12 – El Paso, TX – Low Brow*
06/04/12 – Houston, TX – Rhythm Room*
06/05/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
06/06/12 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door*
06/07/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
06/08/12 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
06/09/12 – Chico, CA – Cafe Coda*
06/10/12 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
06/11/12 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile*
06/12/12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
06/24/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Metallica’s Orion Festival, Bader Field

* w/ This Will Destroy You

Out Today: A Place To Bury Stranger’s Onwards To The Wall

A Place To Bury Strangers stunning new EP, Onwards To The Wall, is out today folks and it’s been going like hotcakes already! Wait, what does that saying even mean anyway? Are hotcakes really in that much demand? Much like hotcakes though, this EP is dense and satisfying, and many folks seem to agree with us. Check out these nice words from a few critics already:

“APTBS re-arrange the basic elements of Noise-Pop by destroying whatever preconceived notion you had towards the genre. Instruments are merely tools used to test the limits and knowledge of what sonic exploration really means, and Onwards to the Wall resembles the Home Depot at times.” -Aquarium Drunkard

“With moments of breathing room and stripped melodies, APTBS continue subtle explorations of their strengths and the conflict between cacophony and harmony.” -Consequence of Sound

Onwards to the Wall opens with “I Lost You”…a pummeling onslaught of banshee-wail guitar stacked on top of a chugging motorik bass riff, plus some gnarly, rancid feedback.” -Pitchfork

Order the Onwards To The Wall HERE and check out their recent interview with NYLON guys, where you can stream the full EP for free.

Listen: A Place to Bury Strangers’ New EP

Looking for something new to listen to this week? No worries, A Place to Bury Strangers has got you covered. You can stream their newest EP, Onwards to the Wall, in its entirety on Hype Machine and for your convenience, above! Set for release on February 7th, the EP features the newest member of the band, bassist Dion Lunadon. In their review, The Boston Phoenix says, “Onwards to the Wall clocks in at 16 minutes and 35 seconds, and it could shatter into smithereens at any moment. This EP from shoegaze/noise-rock tacticians A Place To Bury Strangers is a recording indebted to the pleasures of pressure.” Satisfied with what you hear? Pre-order Onwards to the Wall HERE. You can see APTBS on tour this spring with The Joy Formidable; check out the full list of dates.

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