Street Sects - Sonja
dir. Leo Ashline
it is my distinct pleasure to premiere the first music video from austin's street sects.
I've been a long-time supporter of the band and although things have been quiet for a while, it was a great surprise to learn that leo ashline and shaun ringsmuth have been hard at work on both new music and this video.
this new track isn't nearly as caustic as their earlier material, but there's no loss of emotion - if anything, the change in tone highlights a new emotional depth and maturity absent in their earlier (though still excellent) work.
according to leo, the footage was shot, "about a month after I got out of rehab while I was living in a halfway house," and creating the video was a truly cathartic experience that helped him face his past and move into the future with a newfound sense of forgiveness.
while leo openly admits that the video is, "a bit rough around the edges," it's obvious that everything about the clip is intensely personal and I couldn't be more excited about what the future holds for street sects, both as people and as musicians.
without further ado, check out the video embedded below, and then stop by the street sects bandcamp to grab some music, physical or digital.