Street Sects share new video for ‘If Life Is A Gift, It’s In Very Poor Taste’

Street Sects press photo

Post-industrial duo Street Sects emerged with their pointed, dirge-ridden social commentary serial album ‘Gentrification,’ and the series is now nearing its close with its fourth installment. Street Sects has shared the fierce a-side opener to ‘Gentrification IV’ along with an accompanying visualizer. Watch the A.F. Cortes directed video for If Life is a Gift, It’s in Very Poor Taste now via YouTube below.

‘Gentrification IV’ is the penultimate installment of the eponymous series that served as a launching pad and stylistic credo for Street Sects, who formed in 2013. Poking and prodding the increasing class disparity plaguing urban America, the Gentrification series interrogates the exploitation of art for the sake of capitalist gain. Driven by machine-made bleats, tongue-in-cheek lyricism, teeth-gritting vocals, and brutal irony, Gentrification is a distillation of Street Sects in both style and sonics. ‘Gentrification IV’ is also coupled with a short story — ‘Suspended From Gallery Rails’ — written by Sects ringleader Leo Ashline. Aching for catharsis, Street Sects embrace the ethos of punk and the experimental zeal of the industrial scene and once again have crafted a rawboned, bareknuckled sound anchored in deft lyrical storytelling. ‘Gentrification IV: Suspended from Gallery Rails’ is out now via The Flenser. You can buy it here.

Gentrification IV — Track Listing

1. If Life is a Gift, It’s in Very Poor Taste
2. Tomorrow is a Trap 

Catch Street Sects on tour throughout North America in the coming months 

Tour dates

December 3 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *
December 4 Wichita, KS @ DIYMCA *
December 5 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
December 6 Minneapolis, MN @ Barfly *
December 7 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
December 8 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary ^
December 9 Toronto, ON @ Baby G ^
December 10 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo ^
December 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus ^
December 12 Boston, MA @ O’Briens #
December 13 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie #
December 14 Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works #
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #
December 16 Atlanta, GA @ 529 #
December 17 Nashville, TN @ Dark Mttr #
December 18 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
December 19 Houston, TX @ Secret Group # 

*w/ Fire-Toolz
^ w/ METH
# w/Elizabeth Colour Wheel 

January 10 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red %
January 11 San Diego, CA @ Space %
January 12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell %
January 13 Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer %
January 15 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London %
January 16 Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks %
January 17 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark %
January 18 Seattle, WA @ Substation %
January 19 Tacoma, WA @ The Plaid Pig %
January 20 Boise, ID @ RamaPong %
January 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records %
January 22 Laramie, WY @ The Great Untamed %
January 23 Denver, CO @ High Dive %
January 24 Wichita KS, @ DIYMCA % 

% w/ Portrayal of Guilt Artist