Street Sects – End Position

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Utilizing frantic, uncompromising rhythms and a variety of nightmarish samples, Austin TX duo Street Sects have created a feverish marriage between industrial music and punk rock. Their debut album, End Position (due out September 16th from The Flenser), is a meditation on suicide fantasy, both the means and the cause.  Listen to the album’s first single “And I Grew Into Ribbons” now on Soundcloud.

Listen to “And I Grew Into Ribbons,” the first track off of End Position:


 
In 2013, after emerging from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction, Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles (Gentrification) and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position.  Their first release for The Flenser, End Position features a robust recording that was mixed and mastered by Machines with Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island (The Body, Muscle & Marrow, Lightning Bolt etc). Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life. End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.

“Tomorrow I will do it. I will cash my paycheck and I will buy the gun. I am tired and I can’t take anymore.”

More information coming soon from The Flenser & Street Sects.
 
End Position, track listing:
1.  And I Grew Into Ribbons
2.  Copper In The Slots
3.  In Defense of Resentment
4.  Featherweight Hate
5.  Our Lesions
6.  Victims of Nostalgia
7.  Black Din
8.  Feigning Familiarity
9.  Collared, Kept
10.  If This Is What Passes For Living
 
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Out Now: All Your Sisters – Uncomfortable Skin

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ALL YOUR SISTERS “Uncomfortable Skin” is out today!

Direct: nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: theflenser.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://bit.ly/1To8rk7
Play: http://bit.ly/1szmhaM
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/29sb8R0

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Out Now: Kayo Dot – Plastic House on Base of Sky

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Kayo Dot’s “Plastic House on Base of Sky” is out now!

The Flenser Direct: http://nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: https://theflenser.bandcamp.com/
Amazon: http://bit.ly/28Jb250
iTunes: http://apple.co/1U2yoWt

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Muscle and Marrow – Love out today!

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Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” is out today!

Pre-order direct from The Flenser: http://nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: http://theflenser.bandcamp.com
iTunes: http://apple.co/1Ra1M8o
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WEQelD
Play: http://bit.ly/1XBoPRp
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1P4l19f
Youtube: http://bit.ly/1WqpZQ8
Norman Records (UK): http://bit.ly/1XCNhBm

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Muscle and Marrow interview and album stream.

Enjoy Muscle’s and Marrow’s interview with Cat Jones on Noisey. Topics include Love, Courtney Love, and femininity. Noisey has also posted a stream of the bands new album.

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Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” has started to ship. You can find it in the following places:

Direct from The Flenser: http://nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: http://theflenser.bandcamp.com
iTunes: http://apple.co/1Ra1M8o
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WEQelD
Play: http://bit.ly/1XBoPRp

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Muscle and Marrow – Love

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Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” starts shipping next week.

Pre-order direct from The Flenser: http://nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: http://theflenser.bandcamp.com
iTunes: http://apple.co/1Ra1M8o
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WEQelD
Play: http://bit.ly/1XBoPRp

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Kayo Dot – Magnetism

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Stream a track from Kayo Dot’s upcoming full-length “Plastic House on Base of Sky” now on Tiny Mix Tapes.

Listen to “Magnetism”: http://bit.ly/1s7Rx0h

Plastic House on Base of Sky will be out on June 24th on vinyl and CD formats. Pre-order now in The Flenser store.

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New pre-orders: Wreck and Reference, Kayo Dot, All Your Sisters, Have a Nice Life

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Pre-orders for the new albums by Wreck and Reference, Kayo Dot, and All Your Sisters go live today at 10am PT.

Also going for sale will be a new pressing of Have a Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness.

This is a new pressing of Have a Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness. The engineer that cut the first Flenser edition of Deathconsciousness felt that he could improve the quality of the pressing. The result is a louder and clearer edition of the most important record we have ever been a part of. Pressed at RTI. All print work is identical to the previous edition.

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Wreck and Reference – INDIFFERENT RIVERS ROMANCE END

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WRECK & REFERENCE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘INDIFFERENT RIVERS ROMANCE END’

Due out July 22nd from The Flenser / Listen to new song “The Clearing” here

California’s multi-instrumentalist masterminds Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner, better known as Wreck and Reference, have announced their third-full length album: Indifferent Rivers Romance End. Due out July 22nd through longtime partner The Flenser, the album is a winding composition of ballads interrogating the endurance of purpose, love, and change, against the backdrop of disillusionment draining into nihilism. The first single “The Clearing” is streaming today as a preview to the album and it can be heard on Soundcloud or Youtube.

Indifferent Rivers Romance End was recorded by the band and mixed/mastered with Samur Khouja (Joanna Newsom, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) in Los Angeles, CA earlier this year. The album contains 10 new tracks, clocking in at 44 minutes in length. This new album sees Wreck and Reference employ the pristine clarity of IDM and the rhythmic flood of trap, as an experiment in pop, metal, and noise with the increased use of digital synthesizers over previous works, creating a greater sense of fluidity and movement.

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Wreck and Reference formed in 2011 and recorded their first EP, Black Cassette, in a garage, drawing upon the blown out intensity of black metal and the angularity of noise rock, with themes of determinism and Cormac McCarthy-esque isolation. Instead of guitars, the instrumentation on Black Cassette was constructed of samples played through distorted amplifiers. In 2012, their debut full length Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶ represented a dramatic expansion of their sonic palette. In deeper, darker tones, Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶ was a reflection on the opposing forces of dismissal and longing for both the past and the future, questioning the value of the life lived and life that is still to come. These sounds and themes were pushed further in Wreck and Reference’s second full length Want in 2014. Described by Pitchfork as having “radical vision” and “boundless experimentation,” Want expanded into a darker and more brooding territory, plumbing the depths of isolation, sadness, and hopelessness, as if written from inside a room with only a dimming window into a perfectly callous world. In contrast to Wreck and Reference’s past work, Indifferent Rivers Romance End is an album that allows the possibility of change, even the necessity of it, when the self comes to face the inevitability of continued life amidst the construction and destruction of relationships. The cover depicts a statue of Heraclitus, the tearful Ancient Greek herald of change, tied to a brick and drowned in a river of liquor and dirt.

Tracklist:
1. Powders
2. Flight But Not Metaphor
3. Ascend
4. The Clearing
5. Liver
6. Modern Asylum
7. Manifestos
8. Bullwhips
9. Languish
10. Unwant

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More songs from Indifferent Rivers Romance End will surface soon and the album is up for pre-order at NowFlensing.com on Friday May 6th at 10am PT along with new albums by Kayo Dot, All Your Sisters, and a Have a Nice Life repress.

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Muscle and Marrow support tour with Marissa Nadler

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Muscle and Marrow North American Tour with Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies.

Muscle and Marrow will be performing their own set and also as part of Marissa Nadler’s backing band.

7/5/16 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR Tickets
7/6/16 – Neurolux, Boise, ID Tickets
7/8/16 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT Tickets
7/9/16 – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver, CO Tickets
7/10/16 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha, NE Tickets
7/11/16 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN Tickets
7/12/16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL Tickets
7/13/16 – El Club, Detroit, MI Tickets
7/14/16 – The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, CA Tickets
7/15/16 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC, CA Tickets7/16/16 – Half Moon, Hudson, NY No Advance Tickets
7/19/16 – Great Scott, Boston, MA Tickets
7/20/16 – Aurora, Providence, RI Tickets
7/21/16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY Tickets
7/22/16 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA Tickets
7/24/16 – DC9, Washington DC Tickets
7/25/16 – Cat’s Cradle Backstage, Carrboro, NC Tickets
7/26/16 – The Earl, Atlanta, GA Tickets
7/27/16 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA Tickets
7/29/16 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX Tickets
7/30/16 – Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX Tickets
8/1/16 – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ Tickets
8/2/16 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
8/3/16 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
8/4/16 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
8/5/16 – Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA
8/7/16 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC, CA
8/8/16 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
*photo by Nikki Hedrick

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