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A Place To Bury Strangers Announce New Line-Up, New EP & 2022 tour – Hear First Track ‘End of The Night”

May 8, 2021
Photo by Heather Bickford




Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers announce their new EP, ‘Hologram‘ will be released on 16th July on founding member Oliver Ackermann’s label Dedstrange. ‘Hologram’ is the anticipated follow-up to 2018 ‘s ‘Pinned‘ and will be capped by a world tour in early 2022. In 2003, A Place To Bury Strangers emerged on the scene out of Ackermann’s psychotropic vision. Often cited as “the loudest band in New York,” the band is known for their vicious live performances overloaded with all-consuming visuals, experimental sonic warfare, and treacherous stage antics. 2021 welcomes a lineup change.

Ackermann is joined by new members John Fedowitz (bass) and Sandra Fedowitz (drums) of Ceremony East Coast, cementing the most sensational version of the band to date. John and Oliver were childhood friends who had played in the legendary underground shoegaze band Skywave, crafting futuristic punk music together. This next phase is a sonic return to the band’s most raw and unhinged endeavours, pushed even further into a new chaotically apocalyptic incarnation.

The band have now shared ‘End Of The Night‘, a track that buzzes with percussion and murky noise and synth, as reflected in the disorienting self-directed video. Oliver Ackermann elaborates: “‘End Of The Night’ is the first written in collaboration with either of the new band members. John sent me the drum track and challenged me to write a song over it. It sort of came about as a strange stream of consciousness and unknowingly became about the end of the former band and the beginning of the new one. Each layer of the song stripping away the dead skin from the old and regrowing layer and layer of distortion of the new band. It’s great to be working again with John Fedowitz. I feel like our songwriting styles shot off in different directions from our earlier band Skywave only to come back to the table with different experiences to create something special again.”

This long, ominous intro propels the exploration into its fearless and dynamic course. The trio makes their presence well known in the initial intro uniting together to kick up the anti and show their powerful musicianship and push their creation into the core of its release. The gritty yet colossal guitar sound surges throughout the complex atmosphere and immediately this delirium emits into the innovative release. This fierce soundscape is a bed of heavy passages, explosive energy, and fuzzy yet melodic lyrical attributes. Psych tendencies mixed with the hefty guitars and anthemic songwriting, A Place To Bury Strangers bring this refreshing vitality to their colossal atmosphere.

A Place To Bury Strangers 2022 Tour Dates – Tickets on sale now

Wed 09 March – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany  

Thu 10 March – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany

Fri 11 March – Klub Poglos – Warsaw, Poland

Sat 12 March – Futurum – Prague, Czech Republic

Sun 13 March – Randal Club – Bratislava, Slovakia

Mon 14 March – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary

Wed 16 March – Control Club – Bucharest, Romania

Thu 17 March – Mixtape5 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Fri 18 March – Eightball – Thessaloniki, Greece

Sat 19 March – Temple – Athens, Greece

Mon 21 March – 25th of May Hall – Skopje, Macedonia

Tue 22 March – Club Drugstore – Belgrade, Serbia

Thu 24 March – Mochvara – Zagreb, Croatia

Fri 25 March – Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy

Sat 26 March – Largo – Rome, Italy

Sun 27 March – Legend Club – Milan, Italy

Tue 29 March – Bogen F – Zurich, Switzeralnd

Wed 30 March – Backstage – Munich, Germany

Thu 31 March – Caves Du Memoir – Martigny, Switzeralnd

Fri 01 April – La Trabendo – Paris, France

Sat 02 April – Lafayette – London, UK

Mon 04 April – Kayka – Antwerp, Belgium

Tue 05 April – Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany

Wed 06 April – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thu 07 April – Vera- Groningen, Netherlands

Sat 09 April – Hus 7 – Stockholm, Sweden

Sun 10 April – John Dee – Oslo, Norway

Mon 11 April – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

Tue 12 April Hole 44 – Berlin, Germany

Wed 13 April – MTC – Cologne, Germany  


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