Street Sects: Goodbye Recidivist Road

Since the initiation of their Gentrification series in 2014, the great Street Sects have come a very long way, and through the ripening and growth of their sound, they have been able to deliver a few of the best industrial releases of the last few years, such as their last couple of albums, End Position and The Kicking Mule.

Once more choosing a title that hints at influence from Elton John, Goodbye Recidivist Road, is the A-side track from Gentrification III: Death and Displacement, which brings Street Sects back to the harsh emotional background of their early work, and it absolutely rips. The third part of the series follows Gentrification I: The Morning After the Night We Raped Death and Gentrification II: Broken Windows, Sunken Ceilings, all pieces of a planned five part series, titled Gentrification: A Serial Album, handling the same pragmatic concept.

"The themes and stories addressed within the Gentrification series were never intended to be strict socioeconomic commentary," the duo state, "but rather the conversation and consequences surrounding Gentrification were meant to be a fractured and brutal lens through which we are given a voyeuristic look into the emotional perspectives of characters whose lives are maligned by alienation, exile, and economic peril. If crime is primarily a symptom of the underclass, then perhaps our prisons are filled with some our most valuable living lessons. These castaways, offenders and recidivists are a glaring example of the consequences of a systematic ideological violence inflicted by the haves upon the have-nots. The Gentrification series is not an indictment or an apology, it is an empathetic gritting of the teeth, clenching of the fist, and pulling of the trigger."

Street Sects are Leo Ashline and Shaun Ringsmuth. Gentrification III: Death and Displacement releases August 2nd, 2019 via The Flenser. The band will be on tour this July. Dates are listed below.

Artist photo by Mike Manewitz

July 10 Tulsa, OK. Cameron Art Center
July 11 Oklahoma City, OK. 89th St. OKC
July 12 Little Rock, AR. White Water Tavern
July 13 Lexington, KY. Clairvoyance Fest
July 14 Lawrence, KS. The Bottleneck
July 15 Denver, CO. Hi-Dive (with Have a Nice Life)
July 16 Albuquerque, NM. Long Hair Records
July 17 Lubbock, TX. Bash's


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