It’s been three years since A Place To Bury Strangers released new studio material, but everyone’s favourite New York noisemakers return in July with a brand new EP release, ‘Hologram’.
As part of the early promotion for their long overdue return, they’ve shared the lead single ‘End of The Night’, along with an accompanying video.
The band have undergone something of a drastic line-up change, with founding member Oliver Ackermann now joined by bassist John Fedowitz (who had briefly been a member of APTBS in 2016) and drummer Sandra Fedowitz.
By introducing the new single with a wealth of drum machines and cold synths, it seems as if Ackermann has had a drastic rethink and gone for a more commercial approach with the new line up, but given time to warm up, ‘End of The Night’ offers a giant wall of noise and quickly becomes everything you’ve ever loved about A Place To Bury Strangers…and more. As its five minutes progresses, Oliver unveils a relentless stream of distortion while the rhythm section fight their way through the noise. After a couple of minutes, it’s as if the band have never been away, while their abilities to recapture the sounds of My Bloody Valentine and early Jesus & Mary Chain remain unmatched. Coupled with a suitably trippy video, this is very much the return fans hoped for.
Watch the new video below.
Read a review of the band’s Fuzz Club Session here.