A Place to Bury Strangers find tenderness in the unlikeliest of places with “Love Reaches Out”, the fifth single and new music video from their critically acclaimed sixth album, “See Through You”.
‘ “Love Reaches Out” is the hope at the end of the tunnel that concludes this album,’ says Oliver Ackermann. ‘I went through such a traumatic experience writing this record and yet people were there to help me, so this song is about appreciating and thanking them.’ With its triumphant marching snare and a hooky bassline, “Love Reaches Out” concludes “See Through You” on a warm and fuzzy note—though not the guitar kind. No circuit can contain the electrifying joy of two souls united. ‘Moments like this highlight how much [Ackermann has] grown as a singer,’ writes Heather Phares at AllMusic. In her review of See Through You, she praises “Love Reaches Out” as ‘Ackermann and company’s most empathetic song to date.’
In the music video directed by horror auteur Gabriel Carrier (For The Sake Of Vicious, The Demolisher), the third in a series of horror movie directors the band reached out to, a woman unexpectedly encounters and reaches out to a shapeshifting entity in the most unlikely manner. This entity befriends her after it was left for dead and gives her the support needed to help battle her own anxiety and inner demons. ‘It reminds us not to turn a blind eye to the small things and that friendships can manifest in the most unlikely ways,’ says Carrier.
A Place To Bury Strangers have been delighting and astonishing audiences for close to two decades, combining post-punk, noise-rock, shoegaze, psychedelia, and avant-garde music in startling and unexpected ways. “See Through You” is an explosive journey which explores the listener’s limits of mind-bending madness while simultaneously offering the catchiest batch of songs in the band’s discography. Outpacing even their own firmly blazed path of audio annihilation, “See Through You” repeatedly delivers the massive walls of chaos and noise that every A Place To Bury Strangers fan craves in spades. It’s a nod of the cap to the art school ethos of the band’s origins, while forging a new and clear direction forward.
And just as many of his peers in the New York City underground seem to be slowing down, Ackermann’s creativity is accelerating. He’s launched his own label – Dedstrange – dedicated to advancing the work of sonic renegades worldwide. He’s also refreshed the group’s line-up, adding Ceremony East Coast’s John Fedowitz on bass and Sandra Fedowitz on drums. Ackermann and John Fedowitz are childhood friends who played together in the legendary Skywave, and the band has never sounded more current, more courageous, or more accessible. 2021’s “Hologram” EP was the first release from the new line-up – and the first on Dedstrange – and the reaction was ecstatic. “See-Through You” pushes things even further. Simply put, it’s an epic, instant classic.
‘SEE THROUGH YOU’ TRACKLISTING
1. Nice Of You To Be There For Me 2. I’m Hurt 3. Let’s See Each Other 4. So Low 5. Dragged In A Hole 6. Ringing Bells 7. I Disappear (When You’re Near) 8. Anyone But You 9. My Head Is Bleeding 10. Broken 11. Hold On Tight 12. I Don’t Know How You Do It 13. Love Reaches Out
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS 2022 UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Wed 09 March – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany Thu 10 March – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany Fri 11 March – Klub Poglos – Warsaw, Poland Sat 12 March – Futurum – Prague, Czech Republic Sun 13 March – Randal Club – Bratislava, Slovakia Mon 14 March – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary Wed 16 March – Control Club – Bucharest, Romania Thu 17 March – Mixtape5 – Sofia, Bulgaria Fri 18 March – Eightball – Thessaloniki, Greece Sat 19 March – Temple – Athens, Greece Mon 21 March – 25th of May Hall – Skopje, Macedonia Tue 22 March – Club Drugstore – Belgrade, Serbia Thu 24 March – Mochvara – Zagreb, Croatia Fri 25 March – Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy Sat 26 March – Largo – Rome, Italy Sun 27 March – Legend Club – Milan, Italy Tue 29 March – Bogen F – Zurich, Switzeralnd Wed 30 March – Backstage – Munich, Germany Thu 31 March – Caves Du Memoir – Martigny, Switzeralnd Fri 01 April – La Trabendo – Paris, France Sat 02 April – Lafayette – London, UK Mon 04 April – Kavka – Antwerp, Belgium Tue 05 April – Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany Wed 06 April – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands Thu 07 April – Vera- Groningen, Netherlands Sat 09 April – Hus 7 – Stockholm, Sweden Sun 10 April – John Dee – Oslo, Norway Mon 11 April – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark Tue 12 April Hole 44 – Berlin, Germany Wed 13 April – MTC – Cologne, Germany