AUSTIN INDUSTRIAL/PUNK BAND STREET SECTS PREMIERE ‘FEATHERWEIGHT HATE’ Song appears on new album End Position, out September 16 from The Flenser - Listen on THUMP
AUSTIN INDUSTRIAL/PUNK BAND STREET SECTS PREMIERE ‘FEATHERWEIGHT HATE’
Song appears on new album End Position, out September 16 from The Flenser - Listen on THUMP
“Tomorrow I will do it. I will cash my paycheck and I will buy the gun. I am tired and I can’t take anymore.”
In 2013, after emerging from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction, Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles but are now gearing up for the release of their debut full-length, End Position, due out September 16 from The Flenser.
The album’s second single, “Featherweight Hate” (streaming now on THUMP), utilizes frantic, uncompromising rhythms and a variety of electronic screeches and screams, showcasing a feverish marriage between suicidal industrial music and punk rock. With their debut album, End Position, they unleash a relentless, dystopian vision upon the world.
The band commented:
"Thematically, 'Featherweight Hate' picks up where the the preceding song on the album ('In Defense of Resentment') leaves off. The last line of that song is 'I don’t believe in redemption', and that is the basis for the character’s perspective in 'Featherweight Hate'. I believe that people can change, can better themselves, but good deeds don’t negate bad deeds, and a person’s character cannot be ‘redeemed'. The concept of redemption is a sort of spiritual propaganda, just as the concept of rehabilitation is a political fiction used to prop up a corrupt and ineffective criminal justice system. Our place in the world is not determined by an imaginary scale that weighs our mistakes against our virtues. In life we either sink or we swim, and more often than not it’s beyond our control. The character in 'Featherweight Hate' decides to take back that control by removing the variables. By keeping his gun loaded and his eyes open. Sometimes the best way to keep swimming is to cut the dead weight.”
More information coming soon from The Flenser & Street Sects.
End Position, track listing:
2. Copper In The Slots
3. In Defense of Resentment
5. Our Lesions
6. Victims of Nostalgia
7. Black Din
8. Feigning Familiarity
9. Collared, Kept
10. If This Is What Passes For Living