Eaters Record Release

Eaters Record Release

Greg Fox, Operator Music Band

Sat, May 13, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Eaters is an ongoing collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Bob Jones, sound engineer Jonathan Schenke, and sculptor Christopher Duffy.

The group’s self-titled debut (Driftless Recordings/Dull Tools) is an adventure in juxtaposition. Sprawling synth swells are punctuated by driving motorik grooves and screaming leads, relentless rhythmic sequences melt into viola drones and otherworldly textures, while fractured pop is enveloped by washes of white noise and spat back out again. Lyrics about love and life are processed to the edges of humanity.

Since the release of their debut in 2014, the group has performed with Shabazz Palaces, Dan Deacon, Parquet Courts, !!!, Protomartyr, S U R V I V E, and at Moogfest 2014. Their work has been covered by Pitchfork, The New Yorker, Interview Magazine, The Creators Project, FADER, Impose, and a variety of other publications.

Eaters also released the ‘Moment of Inertia’ EP based on an original sound sculpture and ‘Prisms’, the soundtrack to their sound and light installation ‘Eyes Have Brightened’. Their installations have been shown at The Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), The Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), and Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI).

"It's as though Eaters found a hidden path in the mainframe of machine music that leads to an emotional core thought impossible in the metal cogs and live wires." - Impose

"The textures on Eaters are beautiful: Grim and subdued but so rich you could raise tomatoes in them." - Pitchfork
Greg Fox
Greg Fox
"Good drummers aren't uncommon. Great ones are. We still mourn Keith Moon of the Who and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin as the jolly bashers of modernity. Here comes the future, they seemed to be telling us with their sensational ka-blammo. Together, they popularized the notion that, in rock-and-roll, a drummer's unsolemn duty is to establish a sense of time while happily smashing it to bits. Greg Fox reactivates that idea for the Information Age."

-Chris Richards, Washington Post
Operator Music Band
Operator's sound is marked by warbling analogue synthesizers, driving motorik beats and waves of feedback noise.

What ultimately defines their sound is their aesthetic malleability, the weaving of influences from krautrock to art pop to electronic minimalism, all while never appearing too serious, or too silly.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211