The Schisms

The Schisms

 Austin, Texas, USA

The Schisms is a 3-piece post-punk/art-rock band from Austin, Texas. They are are currently recording their third album with Grammy award-winning producer/engineer, Stuart Sikes. The Schisms formed in late 2012 and recorded their first self-titled EP at Tia Carrera frontman Jason Morales' reel-to-reel studio. With influences ranging from The Birthday Party, Interpol, and David Bowie; The Schisms blend style of post-punk with electropop, and gypsy flavors infused with infectious rhythms.


Like a vaudevillian, morphine-induced dream, The Schisms is a dark rainbow of sleek, urban guitars on top of bouncing drums and fuzzed-out bass lines. Add triggered synths, Nick Cave-like vocals, and wild dissonance, and you have the pallet of infectious rhythms from which The Schisms draw their sound. Forged by the union of frontman Carson Barker, adult film actress Miss Genocide, and Berkeley grad Gregg Lavey, The Schisms formed in 2012 and have since self-produced two EPs and are working on their first full-length with Grammy-winning producer, Stuart Sikes.

Known for their raucous live performances and self-produced videos, The Schisms have shared the stage with legendary acts like Richie Ramone of the Ramones, Peelander Z, Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys, Barb Wire Dolls, Flametrick Subs, and more. Their music and live shows have received rave reviews from fans and media, including The Austin Chronicle, Stench Radio, and WEMF Boston Radio.

Since wrapping up an East Coast tour to NYC and back, The Schisms will be touring East and West Coast in early 2017 after they launch their first full-length album on Stray Wavs Records. For more information, visit or follow their social media channels.


LP released August, 2017

EP Released in November, 2014

The Schisms
EP Released in July, 2013

Set List

Meridian Motel

You Want Me

Private Eye

Miskito Coast

Bibles and Torahs

Black Sand Moon

Rapture Rupture

Hound from Hell


Radioactive Girl