photos by Tim Griffin

A Place to Bury Strangers

"A Place To Bury Strangers release their sophomore album, "Exploding Head" via Mute October 6, 2009. The band had one simple goal during the recording process: "The original idea," says vocalist/guitarist Oliver Ackermann, "was to create the craziest, most f'ed-up recording ever."

The result is 43 mesmerizing minutes of pain as pleasure. You'll be checking the levels on your living room stereo from the moment "It Is Nothing" pulls everyone in earshot through a vortex of groove-locked rhythms and back-spun power chords (hammered out by drummer Jay Space and bassist Jono MOFO)."
-[Mute Records (part of EMI)]

Full tracklist for the new album is below.

On October 4th (two days before the album comes out), APTBS will kick off a tour in Philadelphia that lasts through October 30th. They'll make a hometown stop at Bowery Ballroom on October 29th with Dead Confederate and All the Saints. Their last hometown stop was this past Saturday at the Siren Music Festival in Coney Island. More pictures from that show with all tour dates (and all opener information), below...

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

"Exploding Head" Tracklist:
It Is Nothing
In Your Heart
Lost Feeling
Deadbeat
Keep Slipping Away
Ego Death
Smile When You Smile
Everything Always Goes Wrong
Exploding Head
I Live My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart

A Place to Bury Strangers - 2009 European Tour Dates
Jul 25 - Truck Festival with Ash, Wintersleep & Wild Beasts Oxfordshire, UK
Jul 26 - Shoreditch Park Festival with Polly Scattergood, the Warlocks, Ulterior & the Video Nasties London, UK
Jul 29 - Tavastia with Dead Combo Helsinki, Finland
Jul 30 - Tampere Klubi with Dead Combo Tampere, Finland
Jul 31 - Turku Klubi with Dead Combo Turku, Finland
Aug 14 - La Route Du Rock Festival with My Bloody Valentine, Tortoise & Crystal Stilts St. Malo, France
Aug 21 - Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 28 - Reading Festival with Black Lips, White Denim, Amazing Baby, Rumble Strips, Soft Pack, etc. Reading, UK
Aug 30 - Leeds Festival with Black Lips, White Denim, Amazing Baby, Rumble Strips, Soft Pack, etc. Leeds, UK

A Place to Bury Strangers - 2009 North American Tour Dates
7/18/09 Coney Island, NY @ Siren Festival
10/4/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's^
10/5/09 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel^
10/6/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506^
10/7/09 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn^
10/8/09 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder^
10/9/09 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks^
10/10/09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada^
10/11/09 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk^
10/13/09 Tucson, AZ @ Plush^
10/15/09 San Diego, CA @ Casbah^
10/16/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo^
10/17/09 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
10/18/09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
10/19/09 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café*
10/20/09 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*
10/22/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
10/23/09 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
10/25/09 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*
10/26/09 Chicago, IL @ Double Door&
10/27/09 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club&
10/28/09 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore&
10/29/09 New York, NYC @ Bowery Ballroom&
10/30/09 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs&
^with Darker My Love & All the Saints
&with Dead Confederate & All the Saints
*with All the Saints