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