Fast Tracked: A Place To Bury Strangers blitz on with ‘Never Coming Back’
 

One of the low-key coolest shows ever to happen in Boston was A Place To Bury Strangers’ January 2005 appearance at Great Scott in Allston. A snowstorm white-shat all over the city, and a small crowd gathered trudged to the venue in blizzard-like conditions for that night’s edition of The Plan, a bill the New York noise-slingers’ shared with The December Sound and The Brother Kite. APTBS delivered one of the craziest sets these eyes and ears have ever seen, and 13 years later, remain as ruthless as they were that cold-ass night. Last week, Oliver Ackerman and crew returned with “Never Coming Back,” another tumultuous rumbler that leads their fifth studio album, Pinned (out April 13 via Dead Oceans). “That song is a big concept,” Ackerman says in press notes. “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.” It’s far from over, just as it was in Boston 13 years ago. Listen to “Never Coming Back” below, and scan APTBS upcoming live dates, which always come highly recommended. Photo by Ebru Yildiz.

A Place to Bury Strangers 2018 Tour Dates:
March 14 to 18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
April 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *
April 18 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Alter Schlachthof
April 19 – Bern, CH @ ISC
April 20 – Giavera Del Montello, IT @ Bemicio Live Gigs
April 21 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
April 22 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211
April 24 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus
April 25 – Lyon, FR @ Marche Gare
April 26 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
April 27 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune Des Pirates
April 28 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
April 29 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
May 01 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doonroosje
May 02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
May 04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Small
May 05 – Oslo, NO @ BLAA
May 07 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
May 08 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo
May 10 – London, UK @ The Garage
May 24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
May 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
May 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade #
May 27 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
May 28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
May 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
May 31 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group #
June 01 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
June 02 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
June 03 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
June 05 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf #
June 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
June 07 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^
June 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent %
June 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
June 12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
June 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret ^
June 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
* = Record release show
# = w/ Prettiest Eyes
^ = w/ Sextile
% = w/ Sextile and Prettiest Eyes

 

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