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Sextile Release New Single “Crash” – Taken From Forthcoming New Album Due September 15th via Sacred Bones Records

August 17, 2023

SEXTILE

Share new single “Crash”
New album ‘PUSH’
  out September 15th on Sacred Bones

Sextile share a second look at their forthcoming new album ‘PUSH’, set for release on September 15th.

Following the party-starting, high-octane ode to the Big Apple, “New York”, now they show a different side to the record with “Crash”. Teaming ethereal vocals from the band’s friend Izzy Glaudini with a driving, trance beat, the track revolves around the Korg MS-20 synthesizer, locating itself in the ‘90s, and bears a line that could quite possibly sum up the whole album: “Dance away yourself”“Crash” fully invites you to shake it all off.

Commenting on the track, the band offer: “‘Crash’ is a short synopsis of the human experience. You are suddenly born into this world, moving, dancing, falling, rising through time. Nothing is defined but many will say it is. It’s what you do with that information, those movements, those experiences that matter. However, we can not deny, that sometimes, we may wander too far and it is another human, in their experience, that reels you back in.”

This new release elevates to this euphoric level. This hypnotic soundscape emerges and immediately presents this complex and contagious world filled with rhythmic pushes and piercing electronic textures. The magic flows through the dynamic dual vocals that shift throughout the track. This vibrant creation emits this entrancing enthusiasm and captures this immersive energy from start to finish.

Since emerging in 2015, Sextile have been a party-provoking force on the LA underground, capable of kicking up a riot with the raw-edged squall of a synth or the sharp-elbowed jerk of a guitar. Now they return refreshed, renewed, and ready to rage with a serotonin-boosting new album, a new group dynamic, faster BPMs, and an even wilder new direction. Recorded in Yucca Valley, PUSH’ bounces and bops at the fringes of hardcore dance music, with the hallmarks of drum & bass, gabber and trance illuminating the record like glowsticks at a ‘90s Fantazia rave.

Originally formed by Brady Keehn and Melissa Scaduto after the pair relocated from New York to LA, Sextile released their debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’ in 2015, with its Grand Canyon-sized echoes, haunted screams, and post-punk invocations, before pushing synths further down the front with 2017 effort ‘Albeit Living’.

Sextile’s taste for electronics matured on the throbbing EBM-meets-industrial pick-me-up of 2018’s EP, cut from an analogue stash that included their trusted Korg MS-10 and LinnDrum, but the band put things on ice shortly after its release. Sextile guitarist, synth player, and original member Eddie Wuebben, who joined Sextile in 2015, tragically passed away in October 2019. Cameron Michel later re-joined on guitar and synths. Separately, they each turned their focus to other projects, with Scaduto on S. Product, Keehn on Panther Modern, and Michel as a visual artist. Both Scaduto and Keehn have been busying themselves with more dancing and DJ gigs, and this fun flurry of activity has in turn fuelled the band’s sonic refit. In 2022, the group reconnected and dropped their first new material in three years via the split single “Modern Weekend / Contortion” and “Crassy Mel”

“Contortion” introduces the album with shadowy vocals from Keehn and a ‘00s-ready twist of dirty electro bass, setting the tone for the dance-punk rave-up that unfolds across 11 attention-grabbing tracks. PUSH’ was inspired by the kind of pleasure-seeking music fans whose social calendar comprises both the punk show and the rave.

More abstractly, perhaps, is how the influence of everyday sound seeps into the music. The electrical hum of traffic lights and that electrical box you pass by on the sidewalk become tones that either drive a rhythm or emotion while searing beeps recall the forklift at Michel’s warehouse. Aside from the clattering metalscapes, there’s plenty of historic teen angst and biting social commentary written into the album’s vivid tapestry of misadventures. Sextile haven’t quite relinquished their punk credentials, they’ve just given them a smiley-faced revamp.

“The cool thing with electronic music is that most of the time people don’t know what they’re hearing but if it’s an inherently good song, they’ll dance anyway. That’s a really fun and ambitious thing to figure out – how to move the room no matter what,” concludes Scaduto.

‘PUSH’ track list:
1. Contortion
2. No Fun
3. Crassy Mel
4. Lost Myself Again
5. Crash
6. New York
7. Basically Crazy
8. Modern Weekend
9. LA DJ
10. Plastic
11. Imposter

Live dates:

Thu- Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA  -The Fonda w/ 3L3D3P, VR SEX

Wed- Oct 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Underground w/ N8NOFACE

Fri- Oct 6 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside) w/ N8NOFACE
Sat- Oct 7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall w/ N8NOFACE
Sun- Oct 8 – New Orleans, LA – Santos w/ N8NOFACE
Mon- Oct 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ N8NOFACE
Wed- Oct 11 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ N8NOFACE
Thu- Oct 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Meadows w/ N8NOFACE
Sat- Oct 14 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz 
Sun- Oct 15 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Tue- Oct 17 – Chicago, IL – Metro w/ N8NOFACE
Thu- Oct 19 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ N8NOFACE
Fri- Oct 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis w/ N8NOFACE
Sat- Oct 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court w/ N8NOFACE
Mon- Oct 23 – Portland, OR – Bossanova – w/ N8NOFACE
Tue- Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
Thu- Oct 26 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall / Psyched! Fest w/ N8NOFACE
Fri- Oct 27 – Pomona, CA – Glass House w/ N8NOFACE

https://sextile.bandcamp.com/

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