As urgent and tense as a hunting knife pressed to your quickening jugular, post-punk duo Street Sects’ forthcoming sophomore LP The Kicking Mule presents ten intimate vignettes about self-sabotage, visiting themes like battling mental illness, addiction, alienation and more. Though primarily known as masters of cacophonous samples and jittery electronic stutter, Street Sects’ new album represents a seismic shift in execution by applying those ideas to that of the romantic yet experimental approach of Roxy Music/Brian Eno as well as Berlin-era Bowie. Remind yourself of the way “Something I Can Never Have” fits on Pretty Hate Machine– a section of serenity within a blanket of attack.
Ft. Lauderdale’s Gouge Away will release their Deathwish debut, Burnt Sugar, on September 28th. The album, which was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) and produced by Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore), dives into personal and political subject matter without getting the bends on its way back to the surface.
Sit Down and Listen #21 features Tomb for Two by Lebanon Hanover released in 2013 at Fabrika Records.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #21 features Until Your Chest Explodes by Our Ceasing Voice & Matthew Ryan released on That Day Last November in 2013 on Frontal Noize.
Sit Down and Listen #20 features Kokomo by Kokomo released in 2013 at Toppershouse Recordings.
Sit Down and Listen #11 features The Big Dream by David Lynch released in 2013 at Sacred Bones Records.
Sit Down and Listen #10 features For Now I Am Winter released by Olafur Arnalds in 2013 at Mercury Classsics.
Sit Down and Listen and Enjoy Strangest Pleasures by Still Corners released in 2013 at Sub Pop Records.