“Never Coming Back” A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place To Bury Strangers new full-length, Pinned, drops April 13th via Dead Oceans, and first since the 2016 election Pinned opens with “Never Coming Back,” described as a “frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and bassist Dion Lunadon’s unrelenting bass”.

Oliver Ackermann on the track:

“That song is a big concept,” Ackermann says. “You make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.”

A couple of years ago, A Place To Bury Strangers made one of those big decisions Ackermann speaks of on “Never Coming Back.” They were in search of a new drummer and Lunadon met Lia Simone Braswell who was playing shows around Brooklyn where she had recently relocated from Los Angeles. After seeing her play, Lunadon was moved to ask Braswell if she’d want to come to a band practice sometime.

While not only cementing herself as the band’s new drummer, Braswell also contributes vocals on “Never Coming Back” and elsewhere on Pinned, opening up a whole new dimension in the band’s music. “As things go on, you don’t want them to be stagnant,” Ackermann remarks. “Being a band for ten years, it’s hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and they’re a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. You’ve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.”

A Place To Bury Strangers
Pinned
Tracklist:

1. Never Coming Back
2. Execution
3. There’s Only One Of Us
4. Situations Changes
5. Too Tough To Kill
6. Frustrated Operator
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Was It Electric
9. I Know I’ve Done Bad Things
10. Act Your Age
11. Attitude
12. Keep Moving On

A Place To Bury Strangers
Tour Dates:

3/14/18-3/18/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
4/12/18 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere [Pinned Record Release]
4/18/18 Wiesbaden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
4/19/18 Bern, Switzerland – ISC
4/20/18 Giavera Del Montello, Italy – Benicio Live Gigs
4/21/18 Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club
4/22/18 Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
4/24/18 Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
4/25/18 Lyon, France – Marche Gare
4/26/18 Paris, France – Le Trabendo
4/27/18 Amiens, France – La Lune Des Pirates
4/28/18 Dortmund, Germany – FZW
4/29/18 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Bar
5/01/18 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doonroosje
5/02/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord
5/04/18 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small
5/05/18 Oslo, Norway – BLAA
5/07/18 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
5/08/18 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
5/10/18 London, UK – The Garage
5/24/18 Washington, DC – DC9 w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/25/18 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/26/18 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/27/18 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/28/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/30/18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/31/18 Houston, TX – The Secret Group w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/01/18 Austin, TX – Barracuda w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/02/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/03/18 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/05/18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/06/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar w/ Sextile
6/07/18 San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ Sextile
6/09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent w/ Sextile & Prettiest Eyes
6/10/18 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sextile
6/12/18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ Sextile
6/13/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Sextile
6/14/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile w/ Sextile

A Place To Bury Strangers
Pinned
Tracklist:

1. Never Coming Back
2. Execution
3. There’s Only One Of Us
4. Situations Changes
5. Too Tough To Kill
6. Frustrated Operator
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Was It Electric
9. I Know I’ve Done Bad Things
10. Act Your Age
11. Attitude
12. Keep Moving On