Fans all over the globe know: Oliver Ackermann always brings surprises.
The singer and guitarist of New York City’s A Place To Bury Strangers has been delighting and astonishing his audience for
close to two decades, combining post-punk, noise-rock, shoegaze, psychedelia, and avant-garde
music in startling and unexpected ways. As the founder of Death By Audio, creator of
signal-scrambling stomp boxes and visionary instrument effects, he’s exported that excitement and
invention to other artists who plug into his gear and blow minds.
In concert, A Place To Bury Strangers is nothing short of astounding — a shamanistic experience that bathes listeners in
glorious sound, crazed left turns, transcendent vibrations, real-time experiments, brilliant
And just as many of his peers in the New York City underground seem to be slowing down and
settling in, Ackermann’s creativity is accelerating. He’s launched a label of his own: Dedstrange,
dedicated to advancing the work of sonic renegades worldwide. He’s also refreshed the group’s
lineup, adding bassist John Fedowitz and drummer Sandra Fedowitz, and the band has never
sounded more current, or more courageous, or more accessibly melodic.
A Place To bury Strangers released their highly anticipated sixth album See Through You February
4, 2022 on their label Dedstrange to critical acclaim:
FLOOD album review –
“The addition of new elements and perfection of familiar qualities make See Through You a special album from A
Place to Bury Strangers. Even as its attributes rewrite and reject sonic ideas from previous releases from the band,
each song on this album sounds quite different from the next. A Place to Bury Strangers went out of their way to
make this record an eclectic and diverse range of sounds within a specific style, leaving room for innovation and
All Music album review (4.5/5)
“Continuing the early 2020s hot streak they kicked off with the Hologram EP, A Place to Bury Strangers deliver one of
their most interesting and intentional albums in See Through You… That they can create a career peak like See
Through You two decades after forming makes them all the more inspiring.”
Brooklyn Vegan “Indie Basement” album review –
Brooklynvegan.com album review –
Twenty years into the band, Ackermann is still finding new sonic and melodic avenues for A Place to Bury Strangers,
and new ways to make their instruments sound totally insane”
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