A Place To Bury Strangers, Webster Hall, NYC 5/22/07
photo by Gaelen Hadlett
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is
Missing You by A Place To Bury Strangers from the 2007 self-titled album on Killer Pimp.
This Brooklyn trio jumped on the scene with the quickness, overwhelming listeners and audiences with levels of sound and sensory information that, for many, are unprecedented. Frontman Oliver Ackermann bears responsibility for the sonic assault; in addition to APTBS, he heads up Death By Audio, the effects pedal destination of choice for Wilco and Lightning Bolt, just to name a few. By using a gaggle of pedals, even for drums, APTBS push listeners’ ears to their threshold. Resting smugly under the layers of noise are gorgeous melodies that will penetrate the thickest of ear plugs(concert-goers should consider these). APTBS heads to Seattle 2/26 alongside Holy Fuck, playing a location yet to be determined. You don’t want to miss this one, and the easiest way to track it is by visiting the band’s MySpace page. While you wait like a cookie-less man waits for girl scouts, take in this video for
I Know I’ll See You: