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October 2018

STREET SECTS RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ‘THE KICKING MULE’

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.

KRISTINA ESFANDIARI RELEASES DOUBLE-EP AS MISERABLE

Kristina Esfandiari continues to blaze forth as one of alternative music’s most prolific forces— a journey that only grows fiercer with the release of her double-EP Loverboy / Dog Days todayvia Sargent House. Released under the moniker Miserable, Esfandiari leans on the pillars of shoegaze, alternapop, and grunge to conjure a spectral haze of mood and melody. Loverboy / Dog Days is streaming everywhere today (listen now on Bandcamp or Spotify).

SUPER UNISON DELIVER “THE BIRTHDAY GIFT”

Charging headfirst into the release of their sophomore LP, Super Unison have unleashed “The Birthday Gift,” a third and final single from Stella. The blistering five-minute track is steered by a razoring guitar riff and a breakneck backbeat, hoisting Meghan O’Neil’s bloodletting vocals front-and-center.

EROSION (MEMBERS OF BAPTISTS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) STREAM ‘MAXIMUM SUFFERING’ LP

The world might have heard of Erosion a little sooner if the members weren’t busy sharing duties in a handful of other projects. Guitarist Nick Yacyshyn, drummer Danny Marshall, and bassist Andrew Drury are more widely known for their work in Vancouver’s beloved hardcore veterans Baptists. Rick O’Dell was snagged from his bass duties with sludgy classic rockers Tobeatic and punk rippers Hard Feelings to join Erosion on second guitar while vocalist Jamie Hooper was recruited for the vitriol he unleashed with the triumphant metal export 3 Inches of Blood and the grimy punk band Congress. Given their pedigree, it’s no small wonder that their debut full-length, Maximum Suffering (out October 19 on Hydra Head) exudes the kind of ugliness that only comes from artists steeped in the art of musical ferocity.

STREET SECTS PREMIERE POST-PUNK/INDUSTRIAL RIPPER, “THE DRIFTER”

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).