Austin industrial/punk duo Street Sects have just put out their second single from their forthcoming album End Position.
“Featherweight Hate” is an intense track from an intense group. Street Sects foregoes traditional instrumentation for harsh electronics backing the haunting voice of vocalist Leo Ashline. They harness the ever finicky power of dissonance to great effect, and it does a good job of highlighting the anger in their music.
Listen to the track below!
The band spoke about the themes of the song, "Thematically, 'Featherweight Hate' picks up where the the preceding song on the album ('In Defense of Resentment') leaves off. The last line of that song is 'I don’t believe in redemption', and that is the basis for the character’s perspective in 'Featherweight Hate'. I believe that people can change, can better themselves, but good deeds don’t negate bad deeds, and a person’s character cannot be ‘redeemed'. The concept of redemption is a sort of spiritual propaganda, just as the concept of rehabilitation is a political fiction used to prop up a corrupt and ineffective criminal justice system. Our place in the world is not determined by an imaginary scale that weighs our mistakes against our virtues. In life we either sink or we swim, and more often than not it’s beyond our control.”
You can catch Street Sects live September 3rd at Paper Tiger in San Antonio, or at Union in L.A. on October 14th. Their Debut Album End Position is due out September 16.