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A Place to Bury Strangers

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Drawing inspiration from shoegaze, classic indie rock, and atmospheric and dark sounds of all stripes, the Brooklyn-based A Place to Bury Strangers consist of Oliver Ackermann, Jay Space, and Jono Mofo. Forming out of the ashes of the likeminded Skywave, the band has a darker, slightly heavier, and more experimental approach than its previous incarnation. The trio made a splash in 2006, recording and playing gigs with Read Yellow, Bravo Silva, the Funeral Crashers, and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. A Place to Bury Strangers' 2007 self-titled debut album, which was released by Killer Pimp, introduced their sonic assault; they moved to Mute for 2009's Exploding Head, which honed their songcraft as well as their commitment to beautiful noise. For the 2012 EP Onwards to the Wall, the band moved in a darker, louder direction reminiscent of their early releases. By the time of 2012's Worship, A Place to Bury Strangers had trimmed down to the duo of Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon, who recorded and produced the album themselves.

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  • 11.22.16 Happy Birthday Oliver!!! https://t.co/CaEl8yAR2D
  • 11.12.16 RT @PianosNYC: Tomorrow 11/13: Two @APTBS drummers back 2 back! 9pm: John Fedowitz of @weareceremony & 10pm: @robigonz w/ @DevonChurch of @…
  • 11.10.16 RT @trismccall: editors and publishers: step down. you messed up. time to give someone else a chance. https://t.co/e9rRrioGLR
  • 11.01.16 RT @toma_vagner: @APTBS killer concert tonight at Brooklyn Night Bazaar! https://t.co/RNQ4mZmLFP
  • 10.31.16 We are playing at @Aviv496 tonight for their closing party. Set times: APTBS 12:00, Parlor Walls 11:15, Thick: 10:30
  • 10.31.16 RT @julesette66: Secret headliner tonight is @APTBS those who are able to make it to @Aviv496 should go!!
  • 10.31.16 RT @Aviv496: @APTBS is playing tonight at midnight sharp!
  • 10.29.16 There are stranger rumors of a secret show tomorrow night floating around Brooklyn like a scawy ghost https://t.co/kJsVeUaE60
  • 10.26.16 So psyched for our Halloween show at @BKBazaar 10/31 with Honey, Way Out & @vinylwilliams. https://t.co/9H3uHAxySJ
  • 10.25.16 RT @IpsumNYC: Monday at @BKBazaar - A Place To Bury Strangers, HONEY, Way Out and Vinyl Williams TIX - https://t.co/pha72B1i2o https://t.co…
  • 10.25.16 Our first album is #38 on @pitchfork's Top 50 Shoegaze albums: https://t.co/JxXooqYNVj https://t.co/yI8jYl7CIq
  • 08.29.16 RT @SF_Psych: Yesterday @APTBS at @PsychoLasVegas at @HardRockHotelLV https://t.co/v8B5Y8oU4v