The Kicking Mule will be released on October 26 via The Flenser.  See the band on the road in support of it through December.
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“seething, atmospheric, transgression-heavy industrial noise-rock” – Stereogum
Austin, TX industrial/punk duoStreet Sects thrive in the midst of infinite possibility and mutually assured destruction. With their forthcoming LP, The Kicking Mule, 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. Hear this new material played for the first time live on Street Sects’ upcoming tour—a full itinerary can be found below.
Following up End Position, their stellar 2016 debut, The Kicking Muleis comprised of ten vignettes transporting listeners to the frontlines of battles with mental illness, the rock bottom of addition, and the unsettled territory beyond. Though primarily known as aces of barbarous samples and electro jitters, The Kicking Muledenotes a seismic shift for the duo’s sound. Informed by the avant-garde lean of Eno-era Roxy Music and Bowie’s Berlin years, Street Sects have made peace with ghosts of the past and omens of the future.
Ashline and Ringsmuth’s longtime artistic partnership sprung into the world as Street Sects in 2013. Embracing the boots on the ground ethos of punk and the experimental zeal of the industrial scene, Street Sects have crafted a rawboned, bareknuckled sound anchored in deft lyrical storytelling.
The Kicking Mule will be released on October 26 via San Francisco-based label The Flenser and is available for pre-order here. Keep an eye out for more updates.
The Kicking Mule, Tracklist:
1. 269 Soulmates
2. Birch Meadows, 1991
3. Chasing the Vig
4. Suicide By Cop
5. Everyone’s at Home Eventually
6. Dial Down the Neon
8. Before it Was Worn
9. Still Between Lovers
10. The Drifter
Street Sects — On Tour: 
10.28 — New Orleans, LA @ Bank Street Bar
10.30 — Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern Bar
10.31 — Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter^
11.01 — Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
11.02 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church^
11.03 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar^
11.04 — Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus^
11.07 — Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s
11.08 — Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
11.09 — St. Petersburg, FL @ Fubar
11.10 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (Echosynthetic Fest)
11.11 — Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
11.14 — Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
11.15 — Ottawa, ON @ Happy Goat
11.16 — Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
11.18 — Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
11.20 — St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
11.23 — Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles 34
11.24 — Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
11.25 — Omaha, NE @ Pop 20
11.27 — Denver, CO @ Streets of London
11.28 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
11.29 — Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11.30 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
12.01 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
12.03 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
12.04 — Fresno, CA @ Strummers*
12.05 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
12.06 — Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlenes Francis Center*
12.08 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah+
12.10 — El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
^ w/ Daughters
* w/ Uniform/The Body, Author and Punisher
+ w/ Author and Punisher, Lingua Ignota
Top photo by Mike Manewitz.
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