A Place to Bury Strangers @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, Sept. 29

2100 S. Preston St. • 635-ZBAR
$TBA; 9 p.m.

“I’ve always tried to work with other people, and it never works out exactly the way you want it,” says Oliver Ackermann, producer, singer and guitarist of A Place to Bury Strangers. “You realize you’ll have to be in control over what you want to do.” Their newest, Exploding Head, is a racehorse built on noise pop themes that recall Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine. Ackermann made the recording experience less boring by layering an obscene amount of guitars, attaching microphones to magnets and swinging them around in the air while drummer Jay Space and recently departed bassist Jono Mofo laid it down. By all accounts, new guy Dion Lunadon appears to be fitting in, though: During his second show with the band in San Francisco, Lunadon sliced his face open. “He was all right,” Ackermann says. —Mat Herron

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