Three piece New York based noise and shoegaze band. Oliver Ackermann is also famous for his manufacturing of infamous guitar noise pedals.
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, shoegaze 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 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
A Place to Bury Strangers are a New York-based noise rock band composed of Oliver Ackermann (guitar/vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass) and Jay Space (drums). The band plays a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and space rock. The band is commonly known by the initials APTBS.