A Place To Bury Strangers share new single 'Frustrated Operator'

A Place To Bury Strangers’ new album, Pinned, was released Friday, April 13th via Dead Oceans/Rhythmethod. To celebrate, they’re sharing a new single, 'Frustrated Operator,' along with an accompanying video by Sophie Kadow. It follows the previously released singles, 'There’s Only One Of Us' and 'Never Coming Back'.

For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers— Oliver Ackermann, Dion Lunadon, and drummer Lia Simone Braswell—have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and some might say dangerous volume. They don’t write setlists. They frequently write new songs mid-set. They deliberately provoke and sabotage sound people in a variety of cruel yet innovative ways. They can and will always surprise you.

Pinned, the band’s fifth full-length, finds A Place To Bury Strangers converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It’s their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackerman lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. It’s a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.