Schlotman formed in the winter of 2014 as a bi-coastal recording project between brothers Jake and Lucas Nevrla as a way to share songs while Jake was living in Massachusetts and Lucas in San Francisco. When Jake moved to Oakland in 2015 the band was able to leave behind its modest 4-track beginnings with the 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 quickly gained a dedicated local following.
After several years of refining their sound through two more EPs and countless local and regional shows, Schlotman’s debut full length, Animal Glamour, was released on January 29th, 2019 via Numb Tongue Records. Produced by Brandon Eggleston (The Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse) and recorded at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco, Animal Glamour finds Schlotman continuing to extend their reach even further across the dynamic spectrum. Drawing from a range of genres and musical backgrounds from show tunes to punk rock, the Nevrla brothers are creating sounds that are both challenging and yet familiar, intense and yet comforting.