Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher Sign With Relapse Records, New EP Available


Author & Punisher have signed a deal with Relapse Records and has plans to release a new full-length effort through the label in early 2018. The band’s sole member, Tristan Shone, has just finished up creating a new set of instruments called Gridiron to aid him in his live shows. He commented:

“It’s an honor to join the the label that has been providing the soundtrack to most of my adult life. With a new gear arsenal and the backing of one of the kings of the underground, something special awaits.

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2016 and 2017 have been very unique for Author & Punisher retooling mechanically and sonically. In the pipeline for years but only now coming to life, the latest machines, Gridiron, are made up of a number of reconfigurable manual/physical units, each intended to couple with a separate piece of analog gear, and give unique control over it.

The force feedback from the interaction of machine components and materials, coupled with the integrity and quality of scrutinized analog sounds, is meaningful and powerful. Whether harshly rhythmic or dissonant, these are relatable in ways that programmed sequences often aren’t. This new exploration is an attempt to work with one foot within rhythmic framework of existing analog drum sequencing, while dragging a tire iron on the railroad spikes.”

Current live plans include:

03/24 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
03/25 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
03/27 Seattle, WA – Barboza
03/30 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (feat. Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont)
03/31 Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Club Fallout
04/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Complex (feat. Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont)
04/07 Brussels, BEL – AB
04/08 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos
04/09 Utrecht, NET – dB’s
04/11 Cologne, GER – Underground
04/12 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
04/13 Berlin, GER – Droneburg
04/14 Hamburg, GER – Droneburg
04/15 Manchester, UK – Fat Out
04/17 London, UK – Underworld
04/23 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
04/24 Paris, FRA – Espace B
04/25 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – Raymond Bar
04/27 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club
04/28 Milano, ITA – Ligera
04/29 Rome, ITA – Acrobax

Meanwhile, a new independent EP titled “Pressure Mine” was surprise released today (March 14th) and is now available to stream below. You can also purchase it here.

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