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A Place To Bury Strangers, fresh from their sun-defyingly dark and stormy set at the Siren Festival 2009, will release their second album, Exploding Head, on Mute Records this October 6, 2009. They went in with the collective idea of making the “craziest” recording ever.  The result?  Over forty captivating minutes of pain that comes off as pure pleasure, including first single “In Your Heart”.

During the recent recording process, engineer Andy Smith (Paul Simon, David Bowie) took the band to “a whole other level” says singer/guitarist Oliver Ackermann. “I love the interplay and contrasts between something that’s pretty and something that’s scary,” he explains. “Taking listeners to different places—even in one song—is so important, whether it makes them cry or pissed off. If you listen closely, some of the riffs on this record are actually like Ramones songs or ’60s bubblegum pop.”–photo by Tim Nestor

Fall tour dates:

10/4/09        Philadelphia, PA    Johnny Brenda’s^
10/5/09        Washington, DC    Rock and Roll Hotel^
10/6/09        Chapel Hill, NC        Local 506^
10/7/09        Atlanta, GA        Drunken Unicorn^
10/8/09        Tallahassee, FL        Club Downunder^
10/9/09        New Orleans, LA    One Eyed Jacks^
10/10/09    Dallas, TX        Club Dada^
10/11/09    Austin, TX        The Mohawk^
10/13/09    Tucson, AZ        Plush^
10/15/09    San Diego, CA         Casbah^
10/16/09    Los Angeles, CA    Echo^
10/17/09    San Francisco, CA    The Independent*
10/18/09    Portland, OR        Doug Fir Lounge*
10/19/09    Seattle, WA        Crocodile Café*
10/20/09    Vancouver, BC        Biltmore Cabaret*
10/22/09    Salt Lake City, UT    Urban Lounge*
10/23/09    Denver, CO        Larimer Lounge*
10/25/09    Sr. Louis, MO        Firebird*
10/26/09    Chicago, IL        Double Door&
10/27/09    Toronto, ON        The Mod Club&
10/28/09    Montreal, QC        Il Motore&
10/29/09    New York, NYC        Bowery Ballroom&
10/30/09    Cambridge, MA        Middle East Upstairs&

^with Darker My Love & All the Saints
&with Dead Confederate & All the Saints
*with All the Saints

Exploding Head Tracklist:
It Is Nothing
In Your Heart
Lost Feeling
Deadbeat
Keep Slipping Away
Ego Death
Smile When You Smile
Everything Always Goes Wrong
Exploding Head
I Live My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart

 
  1. [...] A Place To Bury Strangers to Release Their Exploding Head on Mute | Sentimentalist Magazine "A Place To Bury Strangers, fresh from their sun-defyingly dark and stormy set at the Siren Festival 2009, will release their second album, Exploding Head, on Mute Records this October 6, 2009. They went in with the collective idea of making the “craziest” recording ever. The result? Over forty captivating minutes of pain that comes off as pure pleasure, including first single “In Your Heart”." (tags: aptbs explodinghead) [...]