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STREET SECTS "End Position"


NOTE: There are two different versions of the latest repress of End Position. The first is a traditional repress of the album which features the original album artwork. The second we are calling the "Red Edition" because the cover art has been printed in red, as opposed to the original grey-colored artwork. Both editions were pressed on two colors of vinyl.

  • Black vinyl features the original artwork.
  • There were 175 copies pressed on Easter Egg Yellow with Black Splatter vinyl. These are housed in the original artwork and include a copy of the "End Position" story zine that came with the very first pressing of End Position.
  • There are 100 copies of the "Red Edition" pressed on Blood Red with Black Color-in-Color vinyl. These also come with a special screen-printed sleeve featuring artwork by Huseyin Ozkan. They include the "End Position" zine as well. This is the most limited edition of this pressing and was expensive to make.
  • "Red Edition" were pressed on Blood Red vinyl. Copies of this version will include the "End Position" zine.

“Tomorrow I will do it. I will cash my paycheck and I will buy the gun. I am tired and I can’t take anymore.”

Utilizing frantic, uncompromising rhythms and a variety of nightmarish samples, Austin TX duo Street Sects have created a feverish marriage between industrial music and punk rock. Their debut album, End Position (due out September 16th from The Flenser), is a meditation on suicide fantasy, both the means and the cause.

In 2013, after emerging from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction, Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles (Gentrification) and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position. Their first release for The Flenser, End Position features a robust recording that was mixed and mastered by Machines with Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island (The Body, Muscle & Marrow, Lightning Bolt etc). Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life. End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.

Housed in a heavy jacket with printed inner sleeves and includes a download code.

Track Listing :
1. And I Grew into Ribbons
2. Copper in the Slots
3. In Defense of Resentment
4. Featherweight Hate
5. Our Lesions
6. Victims of Nostalgia
7. Black Din
8. Feigning Familiarity
9. Collared, Kept
10. If This is What Passes for Living