A Place to Bury Strangers
are a power trio
comprised of Oliver Ackermann
(guitar/vocals), Dion Lunadon
(bass) and Jay Space
(drums). The band play a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock
and space rock
A Place To Bury Strangers have been affectionately lauded as New York City's "loudest band" by various indie reviewers and bloggers throughout the course of their live music career, 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"
In 2006, the band gained some acclaim following their Webster Hall performance with The Brian Jonestown Massacre
. They returned to Webster Hall in 2007 to play with one of their major influences, The Jesus And Mary Chain
In August of 2007 the band suddenly gained national attention after a favorable Pitchfork review of their debut release A Place To Bury Strangers
on the Killer Pimp
In 2007, the band joined Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
on tour. In 2008, the band opened for Nine Inch Nails on a number of the midwestern tour dates.
The band's first UK release came in May 2008 where they played a handful of UK shows and garnered strong praise from the British media with early support from NME and Kerrang!. In November 2008, the band returned to Europe and the UK on tour supporting MGMT
. Their album, out the same month, once again made a stir amongst UK media.
In early 2009 APTBS signed to Mute Records
. The band also announced another European Tour and appearances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Siren Music Festival.
Years active: 2003 – present