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Berlin Art Punks Plattenbau are the latest signing to Dedstrange, Oliver Ackermann from A Place To Bury Strangers/Death By Audio’s new label. Plattenbau formed in 2011 in the dark basement of the former Stasi HQ in East Berlin. Originally strictly a recording project, they jammed over slow grinding death rock for hours and listened back to the tapes into cold dark nights, talking alternate realities, corporate ghost stories, and the death of ideology. In the years since they have joined the likes of Idles, Preoccupations, Flasher, The Garden, La Luz, and Naomi Punk on stage. Their first US tour in Spring 2016 included dates at Silent Barn (NY), Empty Bottle (Chi), and a run of shows at SXSW. They subsequently toured Europe extensively, and returned to the US for two tours in 2018. Over the years, frontman Lewis Lloyd’s songs have evolved from wiry and jagged post-punk to taut, ironclad synth fortresses, mechanical and repetitive, brutal and hypnotic. Early themes of fleeting youth and wasted nights have given way to lyrics embodying the excesses and brutalities of our world. Yet somehow these songs remain fun, straddling the ever-fruitful territory between noise and pop. In late 2019 Plattenbau got a fresh line-up with solo-artist Jesper Munk on guitar, Sally Brown (Gurr) on bass, Brandon Walsh on drums and Lewis Lloyd on vox and synths. They played a sold out show at Berlin’s Urban Spree club with Belgrado, before the pandemic hit. Since then, Plattenbau have been working on their upcoming album "Shape / Shifting" which they are excitedly gearing up to release on Oliver Ackermann's (A Place To Bury Strangers/Death By Audio) new label Dedstrange, joining A Place To Bury Strangers on a roster with fellow Berlin punks Jealous and Data Animal. "It feels like a family forming" says Lloyd “we’re psyched to have this exchange and to collaborate. It feels like some new noise is in the works.”

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