Author & Punisher’s New Track “Night Terror” Slaps


It’s official: Author & Punisher’s forthcoming album Beastland is… well, beastly. There are still three months left of 2018 in which bands release albums (very few releases typically come in December), but I’m gonna say now that it’ll probably end up on my “Best of 2018” list.

I say this because I fell in love with the first single “Nihil Strength” — and its riveting video — and I’m just as into Tristan Shone’s latest, “Night Terror.” Whereas “Nihil Strength” was a bit more of an upbeat banger, “Night Terror” feels slower and more introspective even though the tempos aren’t all that different. It’s the sonic palettes that set the two tracks apart, with the latest showcasing a more spooky, morose, heroin den kinda vibe to the former single’s aggressive grooves. It still hits hard, just in a different way, and that’s why I have full faith that Beastland is gonna deliver: diversity and dynamics are key.

Check out “Night Terror” below. Beastland comes out on October 5th via Relapse; pre-order here. Tour dates underneath the embed.

Sep 14 New York, NY Cold Waves NY @ Irving Plaza
Sep 22 Chicago, IL Cold Waves VII @ Metro
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Cold Waves LA @ 1720

— Headlining European Tour Dates Oct 12 – Oct 25 —

Oct 12 Rotterdam, NL RVLT Festival
Oct 13 Helsinki, FI Blowup Vol. 4
Oct 14 Tallin, EE Sveta Baar
Oct 15 St. Petersburg, RU LES
Oct 16 Moscow, RU Model T
Oct 17 Malmo, SE Plan B (w/ Conan)
Oct 18 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 19 Oslo, NO Bla
Oct 20 Gothenborg, SE Sticky Fingers (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 24 Lisbon, PT MusicBox
Oct 25 Porto, PT Maus Habitos

— All Dates Nov 3 – Nov 5 Author & Punisher Headlining unless noted —

Nov 03 Athens, GA Moogfest @ Georgia Theatre
Nov 04 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Nov 05 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

— US Tour Dates Nov 08 – Dec 08 —

Nov 08 Cambridge, MA Sonia %
Nov 09 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa*
Nov 10 Toronto, ON Baby G*
Nov 11 Detroit, MI El Club*
Nov 12 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco*
Nov 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle*
Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall*
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA*
Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel*
Nov 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery #
Nov 20 Nashville, TN The High Watt #
Nov 23 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge #
Nov 24 Wichita, KS Barleycorn’s #
Nov 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar #
Nov 26 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
Nov 27 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
Nov 28 Boise, ID Neurolux #
Nov 30 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios ^
Dec 01 Seattle, WA Chop Suey ^
Dec 03 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop ^
Dec 04 Fresno, CA Strummers ^
Dec 05 Los Angeles, CA The Echo ^
Dec 08 San Diego, CA Casbah (Record Release Show)

%with The Body & Uniform
*with The Body & Uniform plus Intensive Care
#with The Body
^with The Body & Uniform plus Street Sects

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