In 2016 Street Sects arrived with the intensity and volume of a gunshot. Their debut albumEnd Position was a merciless, post-industrial declaration of suicidal intent.
Now, the Austin, TX duo have returned with a 12-inch EP titledRat Jacket.Rat Jacket is not exactly a follow-up toEnd Position. It represents a brief step to the side, an intentional detour from their previous output. While still maintaining 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. IfEnd Position was a bullet to the head, thenRat Jacketis a knife in the back.
01. Blacken the Other Eye
02. Total Immunity
03. Early Release
04. In Prison, At Least I Had You