A Place to Bury Strangers Announce New Project with “End of the Night”

It’s the first single from their forthcoming Hologram EP, which features a new lineup.

Noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers have been bursting our eardrums for nearly two decades, though they’ve been mostly quiet since 2018’s Pinned. However, today they released a new track titled “End of the Night,” and announced a new EP coming July 16. The new single, which is the opener for the five-track EP called Hologram, is balanced by a chugging drumbeat, while guitar distortion and reverb snag at each other as to see which sustain a nastier rug burn. It’s the first track written with APTBS’s new lineup, featuring bassist John Fedowitz and drummer Sandra Fedowitz of Ceremony East Coast.

As it turns out, John and founding member Oliver Ackermann are childhood friends that played in an underground shoegaze band called Skywave. Ackermann explained in a statement how their reconnection sparked “End of the Night,” saying, “John sent me the drum track and challenged me to write a song over it. It sort of came about as a strange stream of consciousness and unknowingly became about the end of the former band and the beginning of the new one. Each layer of the song stripping away the dead skin from the old and regrowing layer and layer of distortion of the new band.”

Also, A Place to Bury Strangers will host a screening if their SXSW Showcase this Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m. PST via the label’s Facebook and YouTube.

Watch the blurry music video for “End of the Night” below.

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