With it now they have shared the video for the song “Too Tough To Kill”.
The director Colin Marchon says, “The project is a kind of America-sploitation video in response to the frustratingly stagnant state of the country. The song felt like the perfect context to speak to that. Technically speaking I don’t really consider myself an animator. It just feels really fun and cathartic to cut up images that speak to me or make me laugh and play with them in front of a camera. The editing is a little more complicated but as a full time commercial filmmaker the medium is just a very easy outlet to let out my subconscious after work.”
Per the press release from the label’s site:
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.
“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.”
They are already on tour supporting the album and will be playing (hopefully very loud) at the Casbah on June 7th. Supporting that show will be Sextile and Keepers.
Here’s the rest of the tour schedule:
06/01/18 Austin, TX – Barracuda w/ Prettiest Eyes / Xetas
06/02/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada w/ Prettiest Eyes
06/03/18 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger w/ Prettiest Eyes / My Education
06/05/18 Sante Fe, NM – Meow Wolf w/ Prettiest Eyes
06/06/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar w/ Sextile / Strange Lot
06/07/18 San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ Sextile / Keepers
06/09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater w/ Sextile / Prettiest Eyes
06/10/18 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sextile / Prettiest Eyes
06/12/18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ Sextile / Tender Age
06/13/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Sextile / Dopey’s Robe
06/14/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile w/ Sextile
7/14/18 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/12/18-10/14/18 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze