Eric Paul, infamous frontman of acts Arab On Radar & Chinese Stars, takes his literary audio on this Bathetic cassette and digital release, I Sleep With Their Bones.  I Sleep With Their Bones is the Paul’s first forray into recording his dynamic and twisted work into the “spoken word” format. Recorded at Machines With Magnets in Providence, the recording collects some all-time classices from Eric Paul, taken from his well-known and sought after books such as I Offered Myself As The Sea (Heartworm Press). I Sleep With their Bones is quite the personal release for Bathetic. Growing up in the weird tail end of the ’90s and into the chaotic ’00s involved numerous nights spent with the arcane acrobatics, both musically and lyrically, of Paul’s absolutely shocking, outrageous Arab On Radar. I doubt there’s an ass in any seat that hasn’t at least uttered that name at least once. Maybe you remember them zigzagging across the US with the likes of The Locust and Lightning Bolt. Maybe you remember their all matching uniforms — they looked like electricians on a bit of a trip. Arab On Radar was a special band that cannot be replaced as the originator of their psycho-jazz-meets-no-wave-ish vibe. Eric Paul would go on to record and tour extensively with the well known Chinese Stars, a slightly more grooving (and no less perverse) offshoot of the Arab On Radar spunk.  He is now in the band Doomsday Student with 3/4 the members of AOR. Within each of these chaotic brain-numbing bands, we are calling attention to the poetic art of Eric Paul’s words.  Raw and withholding nothing, you can find more than a glimpse of this in I Sleep With Their Bones’ 33 spoken-word tracks.


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