Band ini adalah salah satu penyebab turunnya kemampuan pendengaran saya. Menemukan band ini via myspace dan berusaha menghubungi mereka untuk interview sekitar tahun 2007 dan 10 tahun kemudian info mereka akan manggung di Jakarta pada tanggal 22 Desember 2017 muncul.
Di Jakarta, A Place to Bury Strangers akan dibuka oleh Flukeminimix dan Pelteras. Kedua band tersebut dipilih karena aspek musikal yang cocok bila disandingkan dengan A Place to Bury Strangers. “Flukeminimix dengan komposisi rock eksperimental yang bising, sementara Pelteras bermain post punk yang kelam,” ungkap perwakilan pihak penyelenggara.
Tiket konser A Place to Bury Strangers di Jakarta dipatok Rp 150 ribu dan bisa dibeli melalui tautan http://bit.ly/APTBSJKT. Segala macam ketentuan pembelian juga bisa dilihat di tautan tersebut.
Interview with A Place to Bury Strangers (2007)
How did you get the name?
Oliver: It is all a crazy story that I do not wish to tell anymore. Maybe someone else somewhere has it down on video?
Some people made a comparison about APTBS to The Jesus and Mary Chain, how about your own opinions?
Jono: They’re an influence obviously. We have noisy guitars and a similar vocal sound but I think that’s where the similarities end. I think this comparison comes from a somewhat idealized view. JAMC songs are more melodic. Our sound is much more aggressive, if JAMC had just released one record, maybe I could understand it a bit more.
Latest records you just buy? And what do you think about it?
Oliver: The most recent records are all old records, some from garage sales and other super cheap sources. I got a huge stack of 45′s the archies, music explosion, shangri-la’s ++ recently for 50 cents a piece the other day. All recent music I hear is from the internet or from friends bands.
Any good records you listen lately?
Jay: Grinderman has really grown on me alot and my best friend a local new york band is amazing.
Do you think MBV would release new records again?
Jay: It would certainly be amazing if they did.
Jono: I heard they were, but I ‘ll believe it when I see it.
a place to bury strangers 02 Some sources said that you only release the A Place to Bury Strangers to 500 copy is that true?
Jono: There are more being pressed as we speak.
If it’s true with appraisal from Pitchfork do you plan to release something wider than it was?
Jay: Yes, just wait and see.
Did you read any good book lately? Why did you think is good?
Jono: I’m reading Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. It’s an amazing book about the English Language. I’m also kind or re-reading a book called An Island Called Smith by Welsh author Jon Gower. It’s about a Smith Island a small Island in the Chesapeake Bay – the only one that is inhabited – that is gradually being lost to erosion. Most of its people live below the poverty line, the book tells the stories of the island’s inhabitants.
Please mention some records that put a lot of influences in your music
Oliver: Xinlu Supreme – Murder License, The Ecstacy of Saint Theresa – Susurrate, The Cocteau Twins – Garlands, My Bloody Valentine – Loveless, Isn’t Anything, Ecstacy and Wine
Jay: Brian Jonestown Massacre – everything, can Anton write a bad song? Ride – Nowhere and Smile, Loz is the man!
a place to bury strangers 01 Please mention 5 records that change your life forever and the story behind it
Jay: Rollerskate Skinny – Shoulder Voices, going to a record store and seeing this record listed as kevin shields brothers band I immediatly bought it, and when i put it on my record player it was unbelievable to hear such beauty in such darkness it really blew me away i think i listened to it everyday for the next two years.
Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space, talk about taking drugs to make music to take drugs to this is an even more perfect example it doesn’t get better than this.
Jono: Cocteau Twins – Garlands, I just remember hearing it for the first time and wondering what it was. I’d never heard anything like it. The guitar sounds the basslines and of course especially the vocals were really mind blowing.
The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, the shock, the excitement and the fucking awesome songs. I still find it exciting now. I think it sounds perfect.
Oliver: The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy, I found it at a Church Garage Sale, they must have thought it was something religious and when they found out it was not put it with all the gospel records they had for sale. The turntable I had was one of those complete systems that made everything sound super trebly. This record would be listened to me with the headphones on full blast to cure a headache. Nobody I knew at the time was in to anything like this except my buddy Paul Baker who introduced me to the Jesus and Mary Chain. We were unpopular with what seemed to be the likes of the world but the music that we heard made it o.k.
Any last words?
Jono: The treasure’s buried under the…..