Street Sects, the industrial-hardcore duo of Leo Ashline and Shaun Ringsmuth, have shared a creepy black-and-white music video for "Blacken the Other Eye," off their recently released Rat Jacket 12-inch. Directed by Todd Pendu, the visual splices grainy performance footage with a slowly unfolding basement scene reminiscent of an old-school torture film.
Lest we spoil the video's sordid surprises, let's just say that the madness involves a leather-clad femme fatale, a sharp knife, a rope and a fat wad of bills stuffed inside a bloated raw fish. What does it all mean? Your guess is as good as ours, but we do know this: "Blacken the Other Eye" is one wild ride.
In a recent interview with Revolver, Ringsmuth described Rat Jacket as "very wintry ... A little more color and tone than the caffeinated, beat-you-over-the head repetition of [2016 full-length] End Position." Ashline added of the lyrics, "the themes are things I think about every day: Loyalty, trust, betrayal and accepting things you're not proud of but you had to do to keep breathing."