With their debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’ released today on Felte, LA’s astrologically named SEXTILE today share the record in it’s splendidly dark, occult-infused entirety.
On their debut album, Sextile waste no time setting a sombre tone with openers ‘A Thousand Hands’ and ‘Flesh.’Menacing guitars blend into dark, rumbling synths as driving militaristic drumming leads the focused charge into unforeseen danger. ‘A Thousand Hands’ presents a primitive form of rock ‘n’ roll, melding surf punk, early industrial, ambient and post-punk.
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Initially living in Brooklyn, guitarist/vocalist Brady Keehn and drummer/vocalist Melissa Scaduto made a jump to Los Angeles on a whim as the financial climate in New York became too much. Within months of being in LA, the two met bassist/ guitarist Kenny Elkin and keyboardist/synths Eddie Wuebben.
The album title is inspired by a form of spirit channeling that Wuebben was experimenting with one night. Whilst doing open eye meditation he felt thousands of hands reaching down towards him – a vision that was both frightening & exhilarating The experience left such an impression on the band, it became the first track on the album as well the album title.
Whilst Sextile’s journey on ‘A Thousand Hands’ has undoubted moments of bleakness & catharsis, the band express an innate optimism, confronting their demons and forging on in search of better days, making for a captivating & spellbinding listen upon the way.
Pre-order the album here: http://sextile.bandcamp.com/album/a-thousand-hands