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Music: A Place to Bury Strangers

By Reyan Ali · March 15th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Oliver Ackermann manufactures noise for a living. Fronting Brooklynite Shoegaze/Indie Rock outfit A Place to Bury Strangers isn't enough to satisfy his thirst for rattling decibels. As a supplement, he founded Death by Audio, a guitar pedal company that shares its moniker with a New York venue. Creating for a client list that includes U2, Ackermann christens his pedals with fierce fire — there's the Octave Clang, Interstellar Overdriver and Total Sonic Annihilation.

In A Place to Bury Strangers, he uses an array of pedals to craft enormous distortion-filled textures in the spirit of My Bloody Valentine.

Last October's Exploding Head aptly demonstrated how he prefers his vocals to be restrained and sparse to contrast the blizzard of sound.

They play the Southgate House with The Big Pink and Eat Sugar. Get show details and Sound Advice here.



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