Sextile announce North American tour dates with Cold Cave & ADULT.


L.A. punk/EBM band Sextile have announced they will be touring North America with Cold Cave and ADULT. Sextile is touring in support of their new EP ‘3,’ which is out now via Felte. The upcoming tour will kick off on February 17 at The Chapel in San Francisco and included shows in Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and a performance at Brooklyn Steel with Psychic TV. All upcoming shows are listed below.  

Since their inception in 2015, Sextile have gained a devout following thanks to their energetic live shows and non-stop touring. The ‘3’ EP is the follow up their 2017 album ‘Albeit Living and early 2018’s ‘Current Affair‘ single released through Felte. After numerous lineup changes, the now two-piece comprised of Brady Keehn and Melissa Scaduto have shifted toward a minimalist approach that’s as heavy hitting as ever. Now favouring synths over guitars, they haven’t thrown out the strings completely. ‘3’ was recorded in Los Angeles at their home and practice space using a KORG MS-10, a sequencer, a Fender Stratocaster, a LinnDrum, and various percussion instruments.

Finding inspiration in futurist writer Luigi Russolo’s ‘The Art of Noises,’ the pair employs a sonic palette that mirrors the chaos of the modern industrial era. Sextile excels at regulating noise, whether the source is a percussive clang, guitar stab, synth trill, or Keehn’s militant vocals. Throughout ‘3,’ bursts of abrupt discord punctuate thumping rhythms and hypnotic bass sequences. While the appropriately titled Disco is a club-worthy opener, Spun delivers the signature Sextile sound with rowdy, squealing guitars. Last week, the band shared the video for the EP’s frenzied center-piece, Paradox. Watch the video for Disco via YouTube below. 

‘3’places the band’s sound somewhere between DAF and Gang of Four, but it’s that tinge of futurism and the observations of the current political climate that steer them right to the present. It’s the explosive sound of now – it’s punk that can hold down a dance floor.

Cold Cave Adult. Sextile tour poster

Sextile tour dates
02.17 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (tickets) *
02.18 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (tickets) *
02.19 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater (tickets) *
02.20 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theater (tickets) *
02.22 Calgary, AB @ Marquee (tickets) *
02.23 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room (tickets) *
02.26 Minneapolis, IN @ Turf Club (tickets) *
02.27 Chicago, IL @ Metro (tickets) *
02.28 Detroit, MI @ Majestic (tickets) *
03.01 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (tickets) *
03.02 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (tickets) *
03.04 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (tickets) #
03.05 Washington, DC @ Union Stage (tickets) *
03.06 Carrboro, NC @ The Cat’s Cradle (tickets) *
03.07 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (tickets) *
03.08 Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar (tickets) *
03.09 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables (tickets) *
03.10 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey (tickets) *
03.15 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolfe (tickets) *
03.17 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole (tickets) *
03.19 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up (tickets) *
03.20 Tijuana, MX @ Black Box (tickets) *
03.21 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s (tickets) *
03.22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater at Ace Hotel (tickets)

** with Cold Cave & ADULT
# with Cold Cave, ADULT & Psychic TV