It’s only a matter of days before A Place To Bury Strangers start their next tour! The dudes will join This Will Destroy You for a slue of dates down the West Coast. It all starts with a show at Austin’s 29th St. Ballroom, which is where these rad posters come from. Want to win a pair of tickets to the Austin show? Well here’s your chance! Head over to Instagram and like this photo. We will announce a winner soon!
Finally, the Worship pre-order is now live! Get your copy from SC Distribution! When you order the deluxe bundle, you’ll be entered to win a pedal made by Oliver himself! Cool!
A Place To Bury Strangers release a new video for “You Are The One,” off their forthcoming album, Worship. The video premiered on SPIN earlier today. Directing duo Matt Moroz & Tracy Maurice deliver a twisted nightmare in this grindhouse-esque clip produced by Greencard Pictures. Shot on 16mm film, their dark, experimental style expertly mirrors the mood of APTBS’s track and elevates the music video to a cinematic noir thriller.
Moroz and Maurice’s creation recalls a 70s-era, B-movie that is definitley Not Safe For Work. The duo says, “We really loved the song. The video evoked something extremely dark, weird and disturbing.” In it, the viewer follows a mysterious figure as he viciously beats total strangers, leers at nubile young girls at an underground club, and initiates a blood-soaked make-out session. Watch above.
Starting today, you can pre-order A Place To Bury Strangers’ new album, Worship. They are offering a pretty sweet deluxe bundle just for you; it includes the album on limited edition (while supplies last) “blue death” vinyl and CD, 7″ vinyl edition of You Are the One / I Can Feel Your Heart Inside My Head, early gratification download code supplied for full album (redeemable on June 11th), a 17×22 poster featuring album artwork and finally, you’ll be entered to win a Death By Audio ‘Fuzz War’ effects pedal made by Oliver of APTBS.
In the midst of their European tour, A Place To Bury Strangers are hard at work. With plans to join This Will Destroy You for a summer tour, their days on the road seem to be never-ending. Oliver Ackermann recently found some time to sit down with Drowned In Sound for a loooong interview…
“Lots of things influenced the record. Every time I sit down and write a song I tend to reflect upon times from within my life. Not just times that have sucked in the past, but sometimes things kind of sucked while we were making the record. Horrible things happen and these are the moments when I feel more passionate to write something.”
The new album comes out June 26th and we’ve got pre-order information coming your way soon! Lastly, we’ve received quite a few unofficial videos from fans and decided to share some with you. Watch “You Are the One” above and head to YouTube for “Nothing Will Surprise Me.”
Starting in June, A Place To Bury Strangers head west for a string of dates with Suicide Squeeze’s This Will Destroy You. The two bands share an affinity for layered sonics and noisey, sweaty perfomances. Their sounds are dark and crushing. If APTBS are guitars as jet engines, TWDY are strings as avalanche. See list of new dates below! The summer tour ends with a special performance at Metallica’s Orion Festival.
Strangers are currently in Europe, touring in support of their Onwards to the Wall EP. The new album, Worship, drops June 26th; keep an eye out for the pre-order. You can stream the first single HERE.
West Coast Tour
06/02/12 – Austin, TX – 29th Street Ballroom*
06/03/12 – El Paso, TX – Low Brow*
06/04/12 – Houston, TX – Rhythm Room*
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*
06/24/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Metallica’s Orion Festival, Bader Field
* w/ This Will Destroy You
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