A Place To Bury Strangers: Ocean

Over at the Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian offices, there's been buzz about the recent acquisition of A Place To Bury Strangers and their upcoming CMJ Showcase.  Though the band is set to release a five-song EP early in 2012, no new songs are yet available.  That being the case, I found this live clip of the band playing "Ocean" for KEXP, which was recorded during CMJ 2008. All info comes courtesy of Dead Oceans.

A Place To Bury Strangers Signs to Dead Oceans
EP to be released in Early 2012

New York noise czars A Place To Bury Strangers are making moves. Never ones to stand still for very long (literally and figuratively), the band is announcing a new label and new music. Dead Oceans is proud to welcome APTBS to their roster. Label co-founder Phil Waldorf says, "I've been enamored with A Place to Bury Strangers since I first heard their debut album. Their live shows have rattled me time and time again. It is not often you get to work with a band that you've been closely following for years, and we are honored to be a part of their new chapter. Wait until you hear what comes next." The band will join artists such as Akron/Family, Gauntlet Hair, Phosphorescent, the Tallest Man on Earth and more.

Having put on numerous wild shows across the US and Europe -- their recent Rocksoff Cruise included band members tossing plugged in amps overboard -- APTBS' ferocious live performances have won over a wide range of audiences. Their solid wall of sound is built meticulously, brick by brick, to form a cohesive all-encompassing experience: physical, intellectual, emotional. In the last year the band has grown to include bass player Dion Lunadon from The D4. Dion has joined Oliver Ackerman (guitar/vocals) and Jay Space (drums) in shaping the direction for APTBS, co-writing songs and sharing backup vocal duties. Of their Dead Oceans signing Ackerman says,
"We are very excited to be signing with [the label]. I have been a fan of their taste in music since the label started and it's going to be cool to be a part of what they have built independently over the years."

The trio has been hard at work on a new set of 5 songs, which will be released on Dead Oceans as an EP in early 2012. More details on the new EP and tour dates will follow soon. The band will also make a single appearance at this year's CMJ, headlining the Dead Oceans-Jagjaguwar-Secretly Canadian showcase at Union Pool on Wednesday, October 19. A flyer with details is below.


Wednesday, October 19th @ Union Pool

Doors 6:30PM, Show 7:30pm SHARP

484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

$12 ADV, $15 DOS, Free w/CMJ Music Marathon Badge

A Place To Bury Strangers Official Site
Press Photos & Album Artwork



Dead Oceans Artist Page

Letters From A Tapehead


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