Uniform, The Body

A Collaboration Between


The Body

Author & Punisher, Street Sects

Sat · December 1, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

In Spring 2017, Uniform was asked to support fellow noisy, boundary-pushing duo The Body for a European tour. Having been longtime fans of the band, Uniform vocalist Michael Berdan and guitarist Ben Greenberg jumped at the opportunity. During the planning phase of the tour, Berdan and Lee Buford from The Body started corresponding regularly. Ultimately, Berdan asked Buford if he and The Body cofounder Chip King would be interested in making a collaborative record with Uniform. Buford enthusiastically assented, and the seed of Mental Wounds Not Healing was sown.
The Body
Author & Punisher
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 which 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”, using these custom “Drone Machines”.
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”.
Street Sects
Venue Information:
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98122