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Albums Of The Week: A Place to Bury Strangers | See Through You

Armed with a new rhythm section NYC noise-rock titan Oliver Ackermann blasts you into oblivion with the relentless jet-engine intensity of of his sixth APTBS studio set.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Outpacing even their own firmly blazed path of audio annihilation, See Through You 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. Itʼs 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 promises to be an epic, instant classic.

A Place To Bury Stranger’s Oliver Ackermann always brings surprises. The singer and guitarist has been delighting and astonishing audiences for close to two decades, combining post-punk, noise-rock, shoegaze, psychedelia, and avant-garde music in startling and unexpected ways. As the founder of Death By Audio, creator of signal-scrambling stomp boxes and visionary instrument effects, heʼs exported that excitement and invention to other artists who plug into his gear and blow minds. In concert, A Place To Bury Strangers are nothing short of astounding — a shamanistic experience that bathes listeners in glorious sound, crazed le turns, transcendent vibrations, real-time experiments, brilliant breakthroughs.

And just as many of his peers in the New York City underground seem to be slowing down and settling in, Ackermannʼs creativity is accelerating. Heʼs launched a label of his own: Dedstrange, dedicated to advancing the work of sonic renegades worldwide. Heʼs also refreshed the groupʼs lineup, adding bassist John Fedowitz and drummer Sandra Fedowitz, and the band has never sounded more current, or more courageous, or more accessibly melodic. 2021ʼs Hologram EP was the first release from the new lineup — and the first on Dedstrange — and itʼs no overstatement to say that the reaction has been ecstatic. A Place To Bury Strangers are a tireless band with a deep discography and an unquenchable drive to create challenging, unprecedented music.”

Photo by Heather Bickford.