flower booking

Author & Punisher
After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”

All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders”.

Author & Punisher
After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern... + more bio

Tour Dates
Date Location Venue
07/28/17 Fri Somerville, MA Once Lounge & Ballroom (frmly Cuisine en Locale)
07/29/17 Sat Brooklyn, NY Pioneer Works Grand Ole Opera Series with The Body
07/30/17 Sun Baltimore, MD Ottobar
09/09/17 Sat Vancouver, BC, Canada Rickshaw Theatre with Perturbator
09/14/17 Thu Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater with Perturbator
09/15/17 Fri San Diego, CA Brick By Brick with Perturbator
Avails
Generally Available:To Support / Package
Submit an inquiry
Contacts
Responsible Agent:
Mahmood Shaikh
Publicity:
Bob Lugowe
Relapse Records