Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Album: Exploding Head
Members: Oliver Ackermann (guitar, vocals), JSpace (drums), Jono MOFO (bass)
For Fans Of: The Raveonettes, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine
The October release of Exploding Head, A Place To Bury Strangers’ Mute Records debut, is fitting—the band could’ve scored the Halloween movies with its raunchy, explosive throwback sound. Through the layers of pulsing bass, static electronic drum blasts and gauzy synths, it’s almost impossible to hear what lead singer Oliver Ackerman is droning on about, but whatever it is, it’s gotta be dire and dour in equal measure.
With Exploding Head, the Brooklyn trio takes its rightful place alongside these haunting forbearers in the canon of creepiness.
Illustration by Ray Frenden