A Place to Bury Strangers release first single, “Never Coming Back,” from upcoming album and announce world tour.

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce New Album Pinned
Out April 13th On Dead Oceans

Watch The Video For Lead Single “Never Coming Back”

World Tour Announced

[Photo by Ebru Yildiz]
A Place To Bury Strangers have announced their new album, Pinned, coming out April 13th on Dead Oceans. Their fifth full-length finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It’s their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackerman lived, worked, and created with complete freedom.

Pinned opens with “Never Coming Back,” a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and bassist Dion Lunadon’s unrelenting bass. “That song is a big concept,” Ackermann says. “You make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.”

A couple of years ago, A Place To Bury Strangers made one of those big decisions Ackermann speaks of on “Never Coming Back.” They were in search of a new drummer and Lunadon met Lia Simone Braswell who was playing shows around Brooklyn where she had recently relocated from Los Angeles. After seeing her play, Lunadon was moved to ask Braswell if she’d want to come to a band practice sometime.

While not only cementing herself as the band’s new drummer, Braswell also contributes vocals on “Never Coming Back” and elsewhere on Pinned, opening up a whole new dimension in the band’s music. “As things go on, you don’t want them to be stagnant,” Ackermann remarks. “Being a band for ten years, it’s hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and they’re a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. You’ve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.”

It’s a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.

Watch A Place To Bury Strangers’ “Never Coming Back” Video:
A Place To Bury Strangers Tour Dates:
3/14/18-3/18/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
4/12/18 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere [Pinned Record Release] (tickets)
4/18/18 Wiesbaden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof (tickets)
4/19/18 Bern, Switzerland – ISC (tickets)
4/20/18 Giavera Del Montello, Italy – Benicio Live Gigs (tickets)
4/21/18 Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club (tickets)
4/22/18 Turin, Italy – Spazio 211 (tickets)
4/24/18 Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus (tickets)
4/25/18 Lyon, France – Marche Gare (tickets)
4/26/18 Paris, France – Le Trabendo (tickets)
4/27/18 Amiens, France – La Lune Des Pirates (tickets)
4/28/18 Dortmund, Germany – FZW (tickets)
4/29/18 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Bar (tickets)
5/01/18 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doonroosje (tickets)
5/02/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord (tickets)
5/04/18 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small (tickets)
5/05/18 Oslo, Norway – BLAA (tickets)
5/07/18 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu (tickets)
5/08/18 Hamburg, Germany – Logo (tickets)
5/10/18 London, UK – The Garage (tickets)
5/24/18 Washington, DC – DC9 w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/25/18 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/26/18 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/27/18 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/28/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/30/18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
5/31/18 Houston, TX – The Secret Group w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/01/18 Austin, TX – Barracuda w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/02/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/03/18 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/05/18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf w/ Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/06/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar w/ Sextile (tickets)
6/07/18 San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ Sextile (tickets)
6/09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent w/ Sextile & Prettiest Eyes (tickets)
6/10/18 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sextile (tickets)
6/12/18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ Sextile (tickets)
6/13/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Sextile (tickets)
6/14/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile w/ Sextile (tickets)
Pinned Tracklist:
1. Never Coming Back
2. Execution
3. There’s Only One Of Us
4. Situations Changes
5. Too Tough To Kill
6. Frustrated Operator
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Was It Electric
9. I Know I’ve Done Bad Things
10. Act Your Age
11. Attitude
12. Keep Moving On

Keep your mind open.
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Nik Havert

I've been a music fan since my parents gave me a record player for Christmas when I was still in grade school. The first record I remember owning was "Sesame Street Disco." I've been a professional writer since 2004, but writing long before that. My first published work was in a middle school literary magazine and was a story about a zoo in which the animals could talk.

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