– SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ONE OF THESE’
– NEW ALBUM ALBEIT LIVING
OUT JULY 14TH ON FELTE
Following the announcement of their second album. ‘Albeit Living’, to be released on July 14th via felte, LA-based trio SEXTILE have shared a new video for ‘One of These’.
The clip features camera work & projections by Cloaking and brings together the band’s infamous visceral live show with imagery capturing the vast industrial sound that underpins this striking new record.
‘One of These’, a tirade on the feelings frontman Brady Keehn experienced during his personal struggle with addiction and escapism, is empowered by these suitably impassioned & urgent visuals.
Sextile’s first release, A Thousand Hands, marked a signature sound – a dark and primitive form of angry rock ‘n’ roll, blending surf-punk, early industrial, and post-punk against a backdrop of violent energy. The album caught steam with each flailing, chaotic, electrifying performance, including a standout run with The Soft Moon. Brady Keehn’s intense vocals and piercing guitar sounds bounce effortlessly off Eddie Wuebben’s hypnotic synth-lines and Melissa Scaduto’s commanding stand-up drumming style.
After hunkering down in a basement in Echo Park to record for a couple of weeks, Sextile is back with their sophomore LP, Albeit Living. The album title, inspired by a Circle X song, means in-spite of living and sets the tone for a politically charged, introspective album of impassioned observations on our world today. Musically, Albeit Living is a testament to the band’s growth in the songwriting department and effort spent fine-tuning their burgeoning compositional skills: the synth is in the forefront on this album, allowing it to shine through more powerfully than we saw on A Thousand Hands. Despite its more sophisticated sound, the album manages to match and even intensify the seductive energy of their live shows and debut album.
The ten-song LP is a strong statement as a follow-up to their primitive debut. The album launches abruptly, pulling you almost instantaneously into its orbit of hard-hitting techno beats, juddering synths, and zooming feedback, hinting at influences including The Jesus & Mary Chain, the frostbitten analogues of Cabaret Voltaire, the myth of Public Image Ltd., and the taunting soundscapes of bands like D.A.F. and Section 25.
Albeit Living is out on felte July 14th, 2017 via felte, and the band is on a US tour with ADULT. UK dates to follow.
Albeit Living tracklist:
1. One of These
2. Who Killed Sex
7. Das Cat
Albeit Living artwork: