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A Place to Bury Strangers announce new album, Pinned, share “Never Coming Back”: Stream

on January 31, 2018, 10:10am

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

A Place to Bury Strangers are set to return with their fifth studio album, Pinned. The follow-up to to 2015’s Transfixiation arrives on April 13th through Dead Oceans.

The full-length marks the band’s first release with drummer Lia Simone Braswell, who came into the fold after being spotted by bassist Dion Lunadon in Brooklyn a few years ago. The addition of Braswell has opened up a new dimension for APTBS, according to guitarist/vocalist Oliver Ackerman.

“We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings,” he shared through a press statement. “We always want to get better. You’ve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.”

As a first listen, APTBS have shared the pounding new single, “Never Coming Back”. It’s anchored by a driving bassline from Lunadon and features a turbulent wall of guitars.

“That song is a big concept,” Ackermann said about the song. “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.”

Check it out via the frenzied black-and-white video below.

Pinned Artwork:

aptbs pinned artwork A Place to Bury Strangers announce new album, Pinned, share Never Coming Back: Stream

Pinned Tracklist:
01. Never Coming Back
02. Execution
03. There’s Only One of Us
04. Situations Changes
05. Too Tough to Kill
06. Frustrated Operator
07. Look Me in the Eye
08. Was It Electric
09. I Know I’ve Done Bad Things
10. Act Your Age
11. Attitude
12. Keep Moving On

APTBS will embark on a world tour in support of Pinned following their appearance at South by Southwest. The trek kicks off April 12th with an album release show in Brooklyn, New York before moving across the Atlantic to play European venues throughout France, Italy, and Germany. On May 24th, they will return stateside with a date in Washington, D.C. and continue until their Seattle show on June 14th.

Check out the complete schedule below.

A Place to Bury Strangers 2018 Tour Dates:
3/14-18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
04/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *
04/18 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Alter Schlachthof
04/19 – Bern, CH @ ISC
04/20 – Giavera Del Montello, IT @ Bemicio Live Gigs
04/21 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
04/22 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211
04/24 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus
04/25 – Lyon, FR @ Marche Gare
04/26 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
04/27 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune Des Pirates
04/28 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
04/29 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
05/01 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doonroosje
05/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
05/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Small
05/05 – Oslo, NO @ BLAA
05/07 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
05/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo
05/10 – London, UK @ The Garage
05/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
05/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
05/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade #
05/27 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
05/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
05/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
05/31 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group #
06/01 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
06/02 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
06/03 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
06/05 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf #
06/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
06/07 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^
06/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent %
06/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
06/12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
06/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret ^
06/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^

* = Record release show
# = w/ Prettiest Eyes
^ = w/ Sextile
% = w/ Sextile and Prettiest Eyes

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