The first of many exciting announcements for the Austin, Texas duo, Street Sects have revealed their plans to kick off 2018 on the road with transgressive industrial group 3TEETH and punk-hop twosome Ho99o9. The North American tour spans late March into April and marks Street Sects’ first tour since their 2017 embarkment with hip-hop/noise pioneers Dälek.
Street Sects won’t be traveling without a couple aces up the sleeve—the sample-drive punk duo will be playing choice cuts from their 2017 EP Rat Jacket (The Flenser). The 12-inch features four songs that mark a stylistic leap for the thunderous partnership, sidesteps gnashing noise in favor of indulgent post-punk. Edges have been softened, melodies are decked with hooks, and Leo Ashline’s wanton vocals have been thrust front-and-center. Delving into loyalty, trust, betrayal, paranoia, and the innate selfishness of man, Street Sects have lost none of their grit amidst Rat Jacket’s sonic detour.
Street Sects exploded onto the scene in 2013 after vocalist Leo Ashline emerged from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction and 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.
Stay tuned for more updates.
STREET SECTS — ON TOUR
March 29 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
March 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge*
April 1 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
April 2 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
April 4 Orlando, FL @ Blackstar
April 5 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 6 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
April 7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
April 8 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
April 10 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Hall
April 14 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
April 15 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
April 16 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
April 20 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
April 21 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
April 22 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
April 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
April 25 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 26 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
April 27 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
* (NO HO99O9)