A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Celebrate Halloween With Remastered And Extended Edition Of ‘EXPLODNG HEAD’

New striking strokes

6 October 2022

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 6 LPs so far, with this year’s
ace See Trough You LP as the most recent one.

The band launch an extended and remastered edition of
their 2009 album EXPLODING HEAD on 21 October.
Just in time to prepare for Halloween.

Pre-order info here.

To get in the right zombie mood you can irritate
your neighbors with previously unreleased haymaker
DON’T SAVE YOUR LOVE

Oliver Ackerman (frontman): “This song was the new direction for the band, recorded right after ‘Exploding Head’. The times were changing and there was the possibility for anything. I wanted the band to be laser-focused on breaking down the preconceived ideas of this new wave of punk music that was coming out. I wanted the new direction to be more powerful and intense than ever before and this was definitely augmented by Allen Blickle from Baroness’ drums on this track.”

Take your stereo under your arm, go to your
local graveyard and wake up the dead.

Original EXPLODED HEAD

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New York’s Mean Doomsday Machine A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Can ‘SEE THROUGH YOU’

15 March 2022

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 6 LPs (new one included)

New album: SEE THROUGH YOU
Out: 4th February via Dedstrange Records

“Outpacing even their own firmly blazed path of audio annihilation, this album repeatedly delivers the massive walls of chaos and noise that every A Place To Bury Strangers fan craves
in spades. See Through You is an explosive journey which explores the listener’s limits of mind-bending madness while simultaneously offering the catchiest batch of songs in the band’s discography. It’s a nod of the cap to the art school ethos of the band’s origins, while forging
a new and clear direction forward. Simply put, See Through You is an epic, instant classic.”


(credit: APTBS)

Turn Up The Volume: I love these motherfuckers. They kick bad-asses, they rage and roll, they trash and bash whether they go slo-mo, or on speed without brakes, or somewhere in the middle. What does it sound like? Remember Ozzy Osbourne telling his mates about movies that scare people and his idea of making music that scares people. That’s exactly what A Place To Bury Strangers do, and their creepy videos visualize their Doomsday vision
even more.

Ackerman’s graveyard voice leads the deafening troops backed by paranoid guitars, scorching synths and merciless drum attacks. Psych-noise-rock turned upside down. Lovely, right? You bloody betcha.

Singles/clips: My Head Is Bleeding / Let’s See Through You / I Disappear / Love Reaches Out

– MY HEAD IS BLEEDING –

– LET’S SEE THROUGH YOU –

– I DISAPPEAR –

– LOVE REACHES OUT –

Buy/stream the album here…


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Hello Europe

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New Albums – A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Next Month With 6th Longplayer ‘SEE THROUGH YOU’

22 January 2022

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 6 LPs (new one included)

New album: SEE THROUGH YOU
Out: 4th February via Dedstrange Records

Info (via Rough Trade): “A Place to Bury Strangers defund post-punk orthodoxy with the most audacious and varied songwriting of their career on their sixth album, See Through You, out on Oliver Ackermann’s label, Dedstrange. Following up on 2021’s highly acclaimed Hologram EP delivers an overclocked set of futuristic electronic punk music encoded with punishing industrial rhythms, swirling voltage-starved guitars and unclassifiable auditory annihilation. Across thirteen tracks recorded in seclusion throughout the nihilistic absurdity of the coronavirus pandemic, See Through You is proof-positive that the group hailed as “The Loudest Band in New York” is still finding new ways to push the needle deeper in the red.”

New single: I’M HURT – 3rd shared piece of the LP

Enjoy some lockdown paranoia…

Check all 3 shared singles on Bandcamp


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Hello Europe…

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Have A Messed-Up Xmas Diner With A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS

Daily electricity to load your batteries


(Photo by Ebru Yildiz)

9 December 2021

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 6 LPs (new one included)

New album: SEE THROUGH YOU
Release: 4 February 2022
Order info: here

New single: LET’S SEE EACH OTHER

Second LP taster following lead-single Hold On Tight

Ackerman: “When the getting’s good, I hold on tight. Sometimes
I forget to enjoy where I am and the people around me. It is critical
to be thankful and enjoy existence and have fun. Having a bad night?
Reflect and kick yourself into gear.”

I love these motherrockers. They kick bad-asses, they rage
and roll, they trash and bash. Nine Inch Nails on speed.

Here they crush a catching pop melody under a wall of an illegal
amount of frenzied guitar decibels. All you need to go horn-mad
and punch Santa in the face. Sounds like big fun? You betcha!

The accompanying shows you how
to mess up your Xmas diner…

On Spotify

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: Facebook – Tour dates 2022


Amazing artwork of new album See Through You. Out 4 February 2022 via Dedstrange

(group photo via BigMouthPR)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 46

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. ‘Let’s See Each Other’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

New York’s electro darkwave bulldozer has its 6th album See Through You
ready for release on 4th February 2022. It’s a return to their fiercely independent,
DIY roots on their own label Dedstrange.

Lead single Let’s See Each Other is an intimate and disarming love song from
a forgotten future. Syncopated memories and deconstructed fantasies of lovers
lost in an ity that doesn’t know their names.

Press play, watch and listen…

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2. ‘Sonic’ by DAYFLOWER (UK)

This indie dream-pop band from Leicester, England, combines nursery rhyme melodies, reverb-drenched guitars, and electronic textures. They released their debut full-length Honeyspun two years ago and now return with this astonishing wall-of-shoegaze stroke. Imagine My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Swervedriver having a decibels contest.

Sonic is a hazy, multi-layered and perplexing
discharge leaving you behind with your mouth open
and totally puzzled.

Here’s why…


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3. ‘Do Ya Feel The Love’ by STEREOPHONICS (Wales, UK)

On 4 March 2022, the vivid Welsh veterans will make their
loyal fans smile with new full-length Oochya!, their 12th LP.

This track is a feverish rocker with an immediate impact on your
body’s activity. Add Kelly Jones‘ characteristically fervid vocals and
energetic guitars and you have a solid gold Stereophonics winner.

Make your move here, folks…

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4. Be Sarcastic‘ by SHYBITS (Berlin)

This fervent German trio fuzz and buzz with panache and determination. Jingle jangle electricity with that early B-52′s swagger. If this steaming stunner doesn’t make you jump out of your lazy couch you better fire your shrink and change your meds at once while we all go crazy to this head-spinning twister. Top!

Feel the heat here…

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5. ‘Capture Love’ by MELTED WINGS (Toronto)

Melted Wings is the multigenre project of Toronto musician Michael Wynn (founding member of bands Trains of Winter and Vicky von Vicky.)

His new longplayer lands next year. Ahead of it comes first taster Capture Love which explores the melancholy of feeling down and the occasional small lights of brightness
that can help you get out of the funk of these depressing times.

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Expect an electro head-in-the-clouds groove with an 80s New Romantics vibe.
Heartening, beatific, and hopeful…

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6. ‘Tenement Time’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester UK)

The Former The Smiths guitar hero has another solo LP canned,
actually, a double one called Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 that lands
next year, in February.

New single Tenement Time is an excitatory tune, with
instantly appealing hooks and upbeat chorus.

Turn it up, Johnny…

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7. ‘Big Wave’ by MODERN MOXIE (South Carolina, US)

Vivid guitar pop band centered around multi-instrumentalist
Madison Lucas who took up songwriting in college.

Two years ago entrancing debut album Claw Your Way Out saw the day
of light and now Modern Moxie have a 5-track EP, called Gutter Honey,
ready to unleash on 9 December.

First taster Big Wave sticks from the kick-off, jumps forth and back
and energizes all the way driven by Lucas‘ avid vocals. Touchdown!

Let’s roll…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Leipzig’s Pysch Team FLYING MOON Remixed In SPACE

New striking strokes…

1 November 2021


(photo by Walther Le Kon)

Band: FLYING MOON IN SPACE
Who: Psych-synth explorers from Leipzig, Germany

New single: THE OBSERVER remixed by New York City’s
noise junks A Place To Bury Strangers

Info: Last year FMIS released their splendid self-titled debut LP.
To keep the music alive the band decided to have 6 of its 8 tracks
remixed by Xiu Xiu, Suuns, Camera, Minami Deutsch, Warm Graves and
A Place To Bury Strangers (they released their new spooky EP, titled
Hologram last July) who had their hands on first taster, The Observer.

The remix EP arrives on January 28th and is set to be
released digitally and on 12” vinyl by Fuzz Club Records.

If you’re familiar with A Place To Bury Strangers you know that these
graveyard noiseniks prefer night to day, darkness to brightness and
surreality to reality. They vaccinated The Observer with their trademark
Gothesque duskiness turning The Observer into a haunting electro missile
speeding towards a crashing climax. Synth-fuck-tastic!

Join the supersonic ride here…

FLYING MOON IN SPACE: Facebook

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 37

Every week Turn Up The Volume‘s selects 7 new
firecrackers that burned his greedy ears the past 7 days…

1. ‘Hertz’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)

Last week punkette Amyl and her Sniffers dropped their second smashing
album Comfort To Me on Planet Earth with ‘Hertz‘ as one of the razzle-dazzle jackhammers.

Time for some kangaroo pogo, all you punks out there…

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2. ‘Beautiful James’ by PLACEBO (UK)

Placebo‘s first single in 5 years.

Brian Molko (frontman): “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the
uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener
discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you
how to feel.”

Come in, James…

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3. ‘Valentine’ by SNAIL MAIL

Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail throws her 2nd album,
titled Valentine at the world on 5th November.

Jordan: “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to
make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all.
Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I
have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is
my child!”

Here comes Jordan‘s macabre side. Only for cannibals
(go directly to YT via the link below)…

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4. ‘Haven’t Been Doing So Well’ by FRANK TURNER

Another rockin’ taster from Turner‘s upcoming
full-length FTHC, out 22 February 2022.

Turner: “It’s been a difficult time for a lot of people and their
mental health, myself included, and discussing that openly is
important to me, so this is a song about anxiety and the
struggles that come with that.”

Sick and tired…

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5. ‘DiE4u’ by BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)

The metalcore junks with another bomb,
part of their Post Human EP series.

Dance along with the creeps…

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6. ‘Playing The Part’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

The band’s new EP titled ‘Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled’ will
see the light of day on the next Record Store Day, 26th November.

The first track ‘Playing The Part’ is a rather surprisingly
smooth cut for New York’s psych-o-delic gravediggers.

Feel the vibe here…

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7. Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head by Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head (USA)

This side project of former Sonic Youth queen Kim Gordon and
avant-garde guitarist Bill Nace will release its second LP in November.
The duo teamed up with Aaron Dilloway for this one.

Here’s the title track.

Instrumental, otherwordly, and spellbinding…


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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – The Band That Makes Music And Video Clips To Scare People

Clips to impress your eyes and ears

4 August 2021


Photo by Heather Bickford

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 5 LPs (so far)

A couple of weeks ago the band released new
5-track EP titled Hologram, out 16 July.

Order info: hero.

What does it sound like? Remember Ozzy Osbourne telling
his mates about movies that scare people and his idea of
making music that scares people. That’s exactly how A Place
To Bury Strangers
sounds, even scarier than Black Sabbath if
you ask me.

The Brooklyn trio already showed us clips for two EP
tracks. For I Might Have and End Of The Night.

Here’s another one, for In My Hive. Guess what?
The music as well as the video clip scares people.
Take that Black Sabbath!

Wanna see the two other video’s too? Here we go…

– END OF THE NIGHT –

– I MIGHT HAVE –

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Everyday Is Doomsday Now With A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS And Their Sound-Track ‘I MIGHT HAVE’

Daily electricity to load your batteries…

2 June 2021

Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 5 LPs (so far) / Last one: Pinned (2018)

New work: 5-track EP titled Hologram, out 16 July. Order info: hero.

New single: I MIGHT HAVE – 2nd shared track from upcoming EP Hologram.

Score: Donald Trump. Coronavirus. Black lives don’t seem to matter. The poor
(still) getting poorer, the rich (still) getting richer. The hypocrite entertainment
world full of sexist macho scum. The far-right rules (again). Conspiracy maniacs everywhere. Drugs are illegal/weapons are legal. Humankind is busy fucking-up
climate, nature, and in the end the whole of Planet Earth.

Well, it’s certainly not a ‘what a wonderful Louis Armstrong world‘ we live in. But as
maestro Ackermann points out: “Life sucks, we may as well have a good time.’ Let’s start
today, folks, with this thunder and (no) lighting wall-breaker rushing with the speed of
a hot rod on the run and pretend that it is Doomsday… every single day. Party time!

Right now, right here…

Also on Spotify

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: Facebook

New EP HOLOGRAM out 16 July 2021
via Ackmermann’s label Dedstrange.
Order info here.