SEXTILE: LA punk/EBM trio release new album 'Albeit Living' this week! Hear new track "Situations"
With their visceral second album Albeit Living set for release this coming Friday LA’s SEXTILE have shared a third track, “Situations”.
With their visceral second album Albeit Living set for release this coming Friday July 14th via Felte, LA’s SEXTILE have shared a third track, “Situations”.
"The song came to me while I was on my way to steal groceries, a period of my life where I struggled financially and that I am not too fond of” explains Sextile vocalist & guitarist Brady Keehn. “While on the way, I started thinking about all the other weird situations I had been in through course of my life. I started singing the melody, recorded to it my phone, and there it is, "Situations"."
The classical astrology meaning of a sextile is that the powers involved cooperate smoothly, so that they encourage and inspire one another, so both sides of the sextile gain by the aspect between them. This mutual stimulation is usually very creative and harmonious.
“We are into studying many topics and philosophies. When we were thinking about the name of the band, we happened to be doing astrology chart readings in our friend's backyard” says keyboardist Eddie Wuebben. “We were discussing the different aspects of signs and when we were discussing sextile our friend suggested why not name the band sextile? And it stuck."
As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground over recent years, Sextile have been gaining a devout following since their inception in 2015. The band boldly throw convention out of the window to create and genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and synth-wave.
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.
Sextile live dates:
July 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (release show w/Flat Worms, Crush, GLAARE, Silent Servant (DJ)
July 18 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (with Algiers)
Albeit Living tracklist:
1. One of These (Official Video | Soundcloud)
2. Who Killed Six (Soundcloud)
7. Das Cat
8. Situations (Soundcloud)
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Listen to “Situations” below: