Photo by Tess Ryan

Photo by Tess Ryan

The inception of Schlotman took place in the winter of 2014 as a bi-coastal recording project between former members of WAG (DR Records) and Kal Marks (Exploding in Sound). Now based solely in San Francisco, the band moved far beyond its modest 4-track beginnings with the 2015 release of their debut 7” single, Oakland (included in the Bay Bridged Best of 2016) and the followup EP, Dog Save the Scene. With a reputation for high-energy live shows and songwriting that can swing from aggressive guitar hooks to delicate melodies in a matter of seconds, Schlotman has quickly gained a dedicated following in the Bay Area. 

The band's second EP, On a Rope, was produced by Brandon Eggleston (The Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse) and released in February 2017. Tracked at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco and mixed at Eggleston's home studio in Portland, On a Rope finds Schlotman continuing to extend their reach even further towards both sides of the dynamic spectrum. Drawing from a range of genres and musical backgrounds from show tunes to punk rock, brothers Lucas and Jake Nevrla, along with honorary sibling Jordon Darula, are striving to create sounds that are both challenging and yet familiar, intense and yet comforting. 

Schlotman is currently at work on a full length to be released in summer 2018.