Another new single from A Place To Bury Strangers, "And I'm Up." Their new album, Worship, will be out June 26th. All info comes courtesy of Dead Oceans.
A Place To Bury Strangers Premiere New Track "And I'm Up"
Announce Tour Dates and Record Release Show in July
A Place To Bury Strangers have premiered the second single off their new album, Worship. The song is "And I'm Up" and is available at Consequence of Sound today. On "And I'm Up," Strangers apply their fuzzy filter to a song the grows out of a more straightforward pop sensibility. It's something singer Oliver Ackermann calls "that classic 50's vibe our parents grew up loving oh so much and then cramming down our throats through subliminal early life listening."
Listen to "And I'm Up"
The track starts off with a heavy back beat courtesy of longtime friend Cyrus Lubin, drummer for The Immaculates and head of Famous Class Records. Ackermann's melancholy vocals counter the walking bass line and chaotic guitar sounds, darkly proclaiming, "Either way I choose the choice is wrong / so I'll choose wrong / always choose wrong." The track's upbeat sounds and moody lyrics combine to create what might be APTBS's most approachable song of the bunch on their forthcoming album Worship.
A Place To Bury Strangers is touring throughout June with This Will Destroy You and has just announced new show dates for July. These new dates include a headlining record release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the band's home turf) on Friday, July 27. The band will also appear at the Metallica-curated Orion Music & More festival on June 24 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Worship, A Place To Bury Stranger's third album, will be released June 26 (June 11 UK) on Dead Oceans and is currently available for pre-order through SC Distribution. All pre-orders come with an early download on June 11. Along with the CD and LP (on "Blue Death" colored vinyl) versions of Worship, there is also deluxe bundle offer that includes entry to win a Death By Audio 'Fuzz War' effects pedal handmade by Ackermann.
EARLY PRAISE FOR WORSHIP "'You Are the One'...puts an unremitting krautrock pulse beneath frontman Oliver Ackermann's affectless vocals and myriad dive-bombing sonic effects." -SPIN"On single 'You Are The One,' listeners can hear the sonic havoc wreaked by Oliver Ackerman’s Death by Audio FX pedals, some of which approaches the creepy, atonal heights of David Lynch’s films (think Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me)."
-DEATH & TAXES"Come for the psychedelic washes of guitar and brittle Joy Division-esque drumming, but stay for the awesome spindly guitar pickin.'" -FUSE
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*#+
06/22/12 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic&
06/24/12 - Atlantic City, NJ - Metallica's Orion Festival, Bader Field
07/16/12 - Columbus, OH - The Basement^
07/17/12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle^
07/18/12 - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit^
07/19/12 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird^
07/20/12 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre^
07/21/12 - Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase$
07/23/12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge^
07/24/12 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn^
07/25/12 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall^
07/26/12 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel^
07/27/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Record Release)^
07/28/12 - Philadelphia, PA - TBD
07/29/12 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs^
07/30/12 - New Haven, CT - The Space
* = w/This Will Destroy You
# = w/Dusted
+ = APTBS plays last
& = w/Gaslight Anthem & Cage The Elephant
$ = w/Black Moth Super Rainbow & Shabazz Palaces
^ = w/Hunters
MP3: "And I'm Up"
Video: "You Are The One"
MP3: "You Are The One"
Video: "So Far Away"
A Place To Bury Strangers Official Site
Press Photos & Album Artwork
Dead Oceans Artist Page
Letters From A Tapehead
Wee wee and rock 'n' roll… Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie 's provocatively titled project Mrs. Piss exudes the level of melan...
Photo courtesy of Speakeasy PR From Speakeasy PR : Mike Patton ( Faith No More , Peeping Tom , Tomahawk ) unveils Mondo Cane , his Itali...
To Whom It May Interest, I’ve been simultaneously reading two books at once for the past month or so. One is a biography about Elvis Pre...