Editor’s note: This edition of Mile Marker was originally scheduled to be published on July 20, 2012 as a preview of the 2012 Underground Music Showcase. In lieu of the tragedy in Aurora, and taking into consideration the name of the band, we felt it was necessary to hold the session for one week. The post appears below as it was initially slated to run, with the addition of live photos from the band’s appearance at the UMS.
A Place To Bury Strangers arose partly from the Brooklyn warehouse space/recording studio/concert venue/pedal workshop that band member Oliver Ackermann founded in the early 2000s. Independent of his loud-as-hell shoe-gaze band, Ackermann made a name for himself by building custom guitar pedals for the likes of Trent Reznor, the Edge and Jeff Tweedy. In concert, APTBS is a sonic assault, and the group is sure to bring its true DIY ethic to the ever-expanding UMS. Stream or download the five songs below, free of charge, as always.
Seth McConnell is a member of YourHub at The Denver Post and a new contributor to Reverb.
Bryan Feuchtinger is a freelance audio engineer and owner of Uneven Studio. Want to record your music? Contact Bryan here.