Boldly throwing convention out of the window, Melissa Scaduto & Brady Keehn started Sextile in 2015. Combining the raw political energy of 70’s punk with intricately sophisticated structures from 80’s post-punk and synthwave, the genre-bending project gained a devout following in the Los Angeles underground. Evolving through several lineups during the A Thousand Hands and Albeit Living album eras, the project was paired down to the duo and their sound had grown to include elements of industrial and EBM by their 2018 release of the 3 EP. The EP was followed by a hiatus due to growing tension within the band. During that time, the two started new projects respectively – S Product, a collaboration between Scaduto and Kyle Harmon (Arkitect) and Keehn with the techno-meets EBM leaning Panther Modern project.
After experiencing the loss of a former and original bandmate Eddie Wuebben in 2019, Sextile reunited with another ex-bandmate, Cameron Michel. Talks of making music together once again began. The initial result of this reunion is "Modern Weekend / Contortion," a two track EP that navigates the raw energy of our world as it collides with divided digital chaos.
"Modern Weekend" sounds like a band making a grand entrance back into a world we always knew they belonged. It's as if you can envision them walking down the streets of Los Angeles in slow motion, swagger intact. Their signature garage meets noise guitar sound over a big beat drum sound and Keehn's almost indifference to the world type vocal delivery. "Contortion" is the party starting, shifting towards an EBM meets new wave dance sound as recognizable as their most popular single, "Disco." It's time once again to sweat those frustrations out and search for collective joy.