INDUSTRIAL/PUNK DUO STREET SECTS ANNOUNCE NEW LP, PREMIERE SINGLE

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.

POST-BLACK METAL BAND BOSSE-DE-NAGE SHARE “MY SHROUD” FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ‘FURTHER STILL’ LP

One month from today, San Francisco post-black-metal band Bosse-de-Nage will release their highly-anticipated fifth full-length Further Still. The album marks a bold diversion from Bosse-de-Nage’s typically sprawling arrangements in favor of airtight, propulsive song structures. Deliberately succinct and fuming, the grip of nine new tracks finds Bosse-de-Nage pitting their unique lyrical structures against hairpin turning melodies.

BAY AREA POST-BLACK METAL BAND BOSSE-DE-NAGE ANNOUNCE ‘FURTHER STILL’

San Francisco post-black-metal band Bosse-de-Nage has announced its follow-up to 2015’s whiplashing LP All Fours. Titled Further Still, this new album marks a bold diversion from Bosse-de-Nage’s typically sprawling arrangements in favor of airtight, propulsive song structures. Deliberately succinct and fuming, the grip of nine new tracks finds Bosse-de-Nage pitting their unique lyrical structures against hairpin turning melodies.

DRAB MAJESTY EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH DEAFHEAVEN AND UNIFORM

After releasing post-punk masterpiece The Demonstration and embarking on several massive tours last year, Drab Majesty is back, and on the road in North America now alongside Deafheaven and Uniform. Focusing on the aesthetics of cult ritual and the devastating power of music, Drab Majesty’s live show has become a phenomenon in itself. Fronted by interdimensional muse Deb Demure and anchored by Mona D on keyboard accompaniment, Drab Majesty infuses goth with pulsing synth and shimmery “tragic wave” flourishes.

SUMAC ANNOUNCE MIDWEST/EAST COAST SUMMER TOUR

Ahead of the release of their new album Love In Shadow on September 21st, SUMAC will be touring throughout the U.S. midwest and east coast. Love In Shadow, the band’s third full-length album, delves into the innate warmth of human magnetism and the cold realities of corrupted love. The trio explore these complexities by employing minimal tools and the tactile immediacy of abstract expressionists, juxtaposing intricately composed arrangements against unbridled improvisations.

LISTEN TO SPLIT CRANIUM’S D-BEAT/CRUST/PUNK MASTERPIECE ‘I’M THE DEVIL AND I’M OK’

Six years since their self-titled debut, the trans-Atlantic project Split Cranium have returned with their sophomore album I’m The Devil and I’m OK. Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (SUMAC, Old Man Gloom) and guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo (from legendary Finnish shapeshifters Circle) are joined by Faith Coloccia (keyboards/vocals – Mamiffer, Mara), Nate Newton (bass – Converge, Doomriders) and Tomi Leppänen (drums – Circle, K-X-P) making I’m The Devil and I’m OK simultaneously more sonically rounded and more visceral and vicious than the band’s debut album. “We wanted to make a record that was less straightforward than the first one,” Turner says. “Jussi loves melody and I love dissonance and noise, so that is probably the healthy creative contrast that made this record what it is.”

JAYE JAYLE ANNOUNCES ‘NO TRAIL AND OTHER UNHOLY PATHS,’ PREMIERES SINGLE

Jaye Jayle, Evan Patterson’s Americana-noir project, has not only opened a new chapter for the Young Widows frontman—it’s blossomed into a universe all its own. The newest arc in the Jaye Jayle narrative has been revealed with the announcement of the band’s sophomore LP No Trail And Other Unholy Paths, set for release June 29th via Sargent House. The album’s first single— the smoky, hypnotic track “Ode To Betsy”— is streaming today via Paste Magazine (and directly via YouTube).