A Place To Bury Strangers (APTBS) – In Session 2022 – Past Daily Soundbooth
A Place To Bury Strangers (APTBS) – In Session for John Kennedy – March 25, 2022 – Radio X –
A Place To Bury Strangers (APTBS) in session tonight. Recorded for John Kennedy at Radio X in concert from Bucharest and Bratislava and broadcast on March 25, 2022.
Dubbed by various press outlets as “The Loudest Band in the World”, APTBS has rapidly earned that distinction and it suits the audience just fine. Even at two small-ish venues, recorded during their latest European tour, they have a large and growing following and the sheer velocity of what they’re up to isn’t phasing anyone a bit.
A Place to Bury Strangers (or APTBS for short) were formed in 2002 by David Goffan and Tim Gregorio. Current frontman and guitarist Ackermann had moved to New York following the disbanding of his previous group, Skywave, to join APTBS, and become the primary songwriter after the departure of Goffan. They played their first show at Luxx in Brooklyn in 2003. Jason “Jay Space” Weilmeister and Jonathan “Jono Mofo” Smith, both from the New York City-based band MOFO, joined the band when Gregorio left. In 2006, APTBS self-released three different EPs, handmade with different color schemes: Breathe, Missing You and Never Going Down.
In 2006, APTBS gained acclaim following their Webster Hall performance with the Brian Jonestown Massacre. The band returned to Webster Hall in 2007 to play with one of their major influences, the Jesus and Mary Chain. Throughout these formative years, the band’s live shows became increasingly chaotic, which earned them the title of New York City’s “loudest band” from various indie reviewers and bloggers, as well as “the most ear-shatteringly loud garage/shoegaze band you’ll ever hear” by The Washington Post. The New York Times applauded their revival of “the ominous, feedback-drenched drones of the 1980s”.
Do I really have to suggest you crank this one up? Nah, didn’t think so.
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