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Author & Punisher reveals “Blacksmith”; confirms more U.S. shows

San Diego-based one-man noise maker Author & Punisher (aka Tristan Shone) has released his new tune titled “Blacksmith,” which you can check out below. The track serves as the third and final preview from Tristan’s impending new album dubbed ‘Krüller,’ which releases on February 11th through Relapse Records (pre-order).

’Blacksmith’ is a track that I co-wrote with the Krüller producer Jason Begin (Vytear),” says Shone of the new single. “This one is a bit of an adventure where we go from my slow bending drones and morph into Jason’s jungle and breaks with the same halftime bassline and vocals tying it together. Lyrically, this is an ode to Black women-led movements who have been fearlessly leading the way against oppression in this country for a long time.”

Melody has been and is still a part of my sound,” Shone adds regarding the forthcoming effort, which he began work on after returning from his opening stint with Tool across the world. “I’ve always bathed them in a lot of reverb, delay, and distortion, though. This time around, I was bothered by the wall of distortion I had created. I wanted a little more clarity. I wanted to refine the sound. I wanted to step back from my own show and analyze it a bit. I had all these competing distortions that I wanted to streamline. I like contrast and wanted the vocals to be immediately noticeable. There’s something about mixing punishing drones and rumble with a mellow thing on top that I really like on Krüller.”

In more news, Author & Punisher has added several U.S. tour dates while also moving the upcoming European headlining tour to spring. Additionally, the scheduled UK dates have been cancelled, and the overseas fall outing with Perturbator and Health begins on October 6th. See all tour dates after the new song.


Tour dates:
March 6 Los Angeles, CA Resident
March 8 Seattle, WA Clock Out Lounge
March 9 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater (Lounge)
March 10 Oakland, CA Elbo Room Jack London
March 28 Warsaw, Poland Hydrozagadka
March 29 Wroclaw, Poland Akademia
March 30 Prague, Czech Republic Modra Vopice [TIX]
March 31 Bratislava, Slovakia Randal Club
April 1 Zagreb, Croatia Mocvara
April 2 Linz, Austria Kapu
April 3 Luzern, Switzerland Sedel
April 4 Milan, Italy Legend Club
April 5 Montpellier, France The Black Sheep
April 6 Barcelona, Spain Bóveda
April 7 Toulouse, France L’Ecluse Saint Pieere
April 9 Poitiers, France Le Confront Moderne
April 11 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka
April 13 Vilnius, Lithuania Gallery 1986
April 14 Riga, Latvia Melna Piektdiena
April 15 Tallin, Estonia Sveeta Bar
April 16 St. Petersburg, Russia Latochka
April 17 Moscow, Russie Bumazhnaya Fabrika
Mvtant opens March 28 to April 11
May 11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 13 Austin, TX TBA
May 18 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
May 19 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
May 20 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar
May 22 San Diego, CA Casbah

w/Perturbator & Health:
October 6 Lille, France Aeronef
October 7 Paris, France L’Olympia
October 12 Bordeaux, France Krakatoa
October 13 Toulouse, France Bikini
October 14 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
October 15 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
October 16 Nantes, France Stereolux
October 18 Lyon, France Le Transbordeur
October 19 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
October 20 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
October 21 Munich, Germany Freiheiz
October 22 Vienna, Austria, Arena
October 23 Budapest, Hungary Akvarium Nagyhall
October 25 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music [TIX]
October 26 Wroclaw, Poland Zaklete Rewiry
October 27 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
October 28 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen
October 29 Göthenburg, Sweden Trädgår’n
October 30 Stockholm, Sweden Berns
November 1 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
November 3 Oslo, Norway Vulkan Arena
November 4 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
November 5 Hamburg, Germany Uebel & Gefährlich
November 6 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli
November 8 Cologne, Germany Kantine
November 9 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal [TIX]
November 10 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique

Author Punisher tour dates 2022

Artist photo by Becky DiGiglio

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