Austin, TX industrial/punk duo Street Sects thrive in the midst of infinite possibility and mutually assured destruction. With their new LP, vocalist Leo Ashline and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth unleash a calculated assault on the senses rife with melodic tension, center-stage vocals, and neo-noir themes. The Kicking Mule is official released today via The Flenser — listen to the album in full now via Bandcamp or Spotify.
Continuing to stoke the fiery anticipation around their sophomore album, Austin-based duo Street Sects have unviled a new song titled “The Drifter.” Driven by metallic clatter and vocalist Leo Ashline’s neo-noir narrative, the track serves as the bridge between the calamity of the duo’s 2016 debut (End Position, 2016) and the forthcoming melody leaning LP The Kicking Mule. Listen to “The Drifter” now courtesy of Echoes & Dust (or directly on YouTube).
As the opulent melodrama of Emma Ruth Rundle’s Marked For Death (2016, Sargent House) has settled into stillness, the singer-songwriter has teased the next chapter of her oeuvre. Today, Emma Ruth Rundle has announced her forthcoming tertiary full-length album, On Dark Horses, and has premiered its first single; a poised, heavy-pulsed meditation on a life lived piecemeal titled “Fever Dreams.” Along with the new track, Rundle has announced that she’ll be hitting the road this fall—dates can be found below.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #22 features The Esoteric Ones by the British solo project Code I self released in 2016 on the Phosphenia album.
Hidden Gems in Plain Sight #20 features 2517 by Scandroid released on Scandroid in 2016 on FiXT Music.
Sit Down and Listen #18 features Black Focus by Yssef Kamaal released in 2016 at Brownswood Recordings.
Sit Down and Listen #12 features The Ever Shifting Fields by the Swedish band Seas of Years released in 2016.
Tanu Index’s Track of the Month features Oiseaux de Proie by the French band Alcest that will be released on the Kodama album on 30th of September at Prophecy Productions.
Tanu Idex’s Album of the Week is the Selves We Cannot Forgive by the American band Black Crown Initiate released in 2016 at Long Branch Records.
Sit Down and Listen In Silence We Yearn released in 2016 by the Swedish band Oh Hiroshima at Fluttery Records.