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Brooklyn, New York, United States (2003 – present)

A Place to Bury Strangers are a comprised of Oliver Ackermann (guitar / vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass) and Robi Gonzalez (drums). The band play a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of , and .

A Place to Bury Strangers was formed in 2002 by David Goffan and Tim Gregorio. Current frontman and guitarist Oliver Ackermann had moved to Brooklyn, New York, United States, following the disbanding of his previous group, Skywave to join the group and become the primary songwriter after the departure of Goffan. They played their first show at Luxx in Brooklyn in 2003. Jay Space and Jono Mofo, both from the New York City-based band MOFO, joined the band when Tim Gregorio left. In 2006, APTBS handmade three different untitled EPs with different color schemes; these later become known as the Red, Blue and Green EPs.

In 2006, the band gained some acclaim following its Webster Hall performance with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The band returned to Webster Hall in 2007 to play with one of their major influences, The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Throughout these formative years, the band’s live shows became increasingly chaotic which earned them the title of New York City’s “loudest band” from various indie reviewers and bloggers, as well as “the most ear-shatteringly loud garage/shoegaze band you’ll ever hear” by The Washington Post. The New York Times applauded their revival of “the ominous, feedback-drenched drones of the 1980s”.


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  • lubsmoura

    fucking good

    25 May 5:44am Reply
  • lax_laxity

    Похоже, к Transfixiation солист вылечил хронический ринит и перестал петь "в нос". Благо.

    6 May 10:12am Reply
  • Rivacks

    29 Apr 7:37pm Reply
  • pollitor

    In my opinion, every new album is better than the last one.

    27 Apr 11:38am Reply
  • vals81

    Here fotos and impressions of the Berlin show:

    22 Apr 9:40am Reply
  • dallinkapp

    17 Apr 9:59pm Reply
  • sebgob

    A few photos & vids from Lyon :

    16 Apr 1:02am Reply
  • DawnBearer

    I saw them yesterday in Lyon. Easily one of the craziest shows I've ever seen!

    15 Apr 1:26pm Reply
  • sglangdon

    Transfixiation is great... I still think Worship is easily the weakest album they've done.

    13 Apr 2:01pm Reply
  • Fifa51

    new album is brilliant

    6 Apr 4:32am Reply
  • popocatepetls

    lets take the money and go home. don t spend a penny for these guys.

    4 Apr 7:11pm Reply
  • midwestfaggot

    the new album is very loud, bitches!

    2 Apr 1:13pm Reply
  • faridmon

    Holy Shit The new Album is so fucking good!

    22 Mar 1:24pm Reply
  • RuthiLikesMusic

    Guys I have no idea why people kept shitting on Worship. Worship is pretty good, it's just that it's more of a different sound. They took up some weirder textures right there, and rely less on on noise. Distinct bass riffs, there is still some shoegaze appeal to it, though less goth. It's still dark but not as close to goth rock as they did it on S/T or in their Skywave - Synthstatic era. But I'm seeing people saying that Worship grew on them and I completely understand why. When it comes to Transfixiation, I don't think it's having the same fate as Worship. It's simply a generic album. They've got their loudness back (sort off), but the whole song structure is simply uninspiring and sounds less and less shoegazy. I should give it another listen sometime.

    18 Mar 8:14pm Reply
  • Psychedelic_89

    классная банда)

    17 Mar 5:30pm Reply
  • RuthiLikesMusic

    been digging through skywave/a place to bury strangers/ceremony disogs so: APTBS: exploding head>a place to bury strangers>>>transfixiation. i need to listen to worship Skywave: synthstatic>echodrone And I've only listened to Ceremony's Safranin Sounds which are great. Anyway, Skywave beats both.

    8 Mar 10:55am Reply
  • tronistroy

    New album fucking rocks!

    7 Mar 5:56pm Reply
  • ISyed

    their live shows are like being on drugs without doing drugs [2] I thought the same, feels a lot like psilocybin. Transfixiation is pretty cool too!

    5 Mar 7:22am Reply
  • faridmon

    Of course people will say The new one sucks, because thats exactly what they said about Worship, but god damn wasn't that a slow burner and I have to say it ended up being my favourite record by them. Happy to see the negative reaction to the new one. It must mean another Worship.... I hope!

    3 Mar 1:19am Reply
  • pollitor

    I didn't like the last album that much at first, but after more listens I fucking love it. I think it is awesome.

    2 Mar 12:05pm Reply
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