Street Sects Unveil Seven-Minute New Track ‘In Prison, At Least I Had You’

Austin, TX duo Street Sects have returned with a forward-thinking and uncompromising 12-inch record titled Rat Jacket. The 4-song release follows 2016’s critically acclaimed LP End Position.

Although all four songs on Rat Jacket touch upon some aspect of betrayal, ‘In Prison, At Least I Had You’ feels the most personal and specific as to what I was trying to say lyrically on this EP,” says Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline. Listen to the track below.

While Rat Jacket is not exactly a follow-up to End Position, it still maintains the sample-based foundation that is the core of the band’s sound; the songs here experiment with melody and organic instrumentation. Thematically, the record deals with loyalty, trust, betrayal, paranoia, and the sadness and regret that comes with the acceptance of our own selfish nature. Rat Jacket represents a brief step to the side, an intentional detour from their previous output.

The 4-song 12inch Rat Jacket is due out October 6 on The Flenser; catch Street Sects on tour this fall with hip-hop/noise pioneers Dälek:

September 27 Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
September 28 Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling Festival
September 29 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
September 30 St. Louis, MO @ Way Out Club
October 1 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
October 2 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
October 3 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse *
October 4 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
October 5 New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys *
October 6 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club *
October 7 Houston, TX @ Walter’s *
October 8 Austin, TX @ Lost Well *
October 10 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
October 11 Tempe, AZ @ The Underground *
October 12 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar *
October 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident *
October 14 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
October 15 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
October 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis *
October 18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
October 19 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
October 20 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
October 21 Cleveland, OH @ Locker Room at Mahall’s *
October 23 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
October 24 Syracuse, NY @ Sparks Art Space *
October 25 Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
October 28 Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Cafe
October 29 Asheville, NV @ Static Age Records

* w/ Dälek

Rat Jacket Tracklist:
1. Blacken the Other Eye
2. Total Immunity
3. Early Release
4. In Prison, At Least I Had You

Photo Credit: Todd Pendu
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