Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Can't Take It When It's Sextile

Really digging this track from LA synthetic doomsayers Sextile. 'Can't Take It' plays a few cards - squalling, screeching monochrome guitars; menacing gothic synth; a brooding yet barely controlled vocal delivery; a simple metronomic rhythm to hold you hogtied in the velvet darkness. Even the imagery plays on multiple levels. This is the kind of goth punk that embraces the power of pain, rather than succumbs morosely to it, and projects it back tenfold. A force to be reckoned with, Sextile bring out their debut album A Thousand Hands in August through Felte Records - pre-order it here - and have a few dates around the States later this month with Au.Ra.

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