Self Defense Family
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Below is our complete Self Defense Family news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Self Defense Family has a new video online for "Dave Sim," taken off the "Heaven Is Earth" album due to hit stores on June 30th via Deathwish.
Pre-orders for the album are available at this location. The new video was filmed by Mitchell Wojcik, edited by Jessi Lee Cord, and can be seen below.
With Self Defense Family's new EP, "The Corrections Officer In Me," officially out now on Family Drugs, a stream of the full release is currently available thanks to NewNoiseMagazine.com. Check out the tracks below. The following press release was also issued:
"A shape-shifting collective, rooted in, but not limited to, the post-hardcore sound of the Dischord Records roster, Self Defense Family have made a name in the underground by ignoring normal rock band rules concerning genres, lineups, and release schedules. With a rotating cast of musicians from across the US and UK, S.D.F. have recorded music at studios across the globe, following whatever musical and non-musical inspirations strike them, and have put out releases via a long list of labels, including Deathwish Inc, Run For Cover, Hex, Family Drugs, and more.
"Outside Self Defense Family, frontman Kindlon is known as the vocalist for Drug Church, cofounder of Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, and owner of Ashcan Press, a comic book publisher." More...
Verbicide Magazine premieres "The Bomber Will Always Get Through," the third and final track from Self Defense Family's upcoming new EP, The Corrections Officer In Me, out August 27th on Family Drugs.
Check out the track, along with "It's Not Good For The Man To Be Alone" and "Pop Song Written On The Automall," in the player below. The following press release was also issued:
"The Bomber Will Always Get Through is a seven-minute meditation, built on a hypnotic bassline and metronomic beat, intensified by distant guitar textures and frontman Patrick Kindlon's slow-building tale about the day he fell off his bike: 'Fell off my bike / Struck my head to the curb / Bad for my hairline / Great for self-worth...' The song evokes the world-weary post-hardcore of Dischord Records legends like Fugazi and Lungfish.
"The ever-unpredictable Self Defense Family, formerly known as End Of A Year, features an evolving lineup of anywhere from three to ten members, hailing from all across the US and UK. Records have been recorded across the globe, from Iceland to Jamaica to the Bay Area, and released on many various labels, including Deathwish Inc, Run For Cover, Hex Records, and now, Family Drugs.
"Frontman Kindlon also fronts the band Drug Church, co-owns Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, and runs a comic book press.
"The Corrections Officer In Me was written and recorded in one 24-hour period with producer Sam Pura, creator of 'The Waiting Room' series, which has featured live performances by Touche Amore, Loma Prieta, and many more. Pura is also co-owner of Family Drugs (with Twelve Gauge Records boss Jihad Rabah), the label on which the EP sees its release on August 27th. Family Drugs releases are distributed exclusively by Deathwish Distribution." More...
PunkNews is presenting the premiere of the new Self Defense Family song, "Pop Song Written on the Automall," appearing on the band's upcoming EP, "The Corrections Officer In Me," due out August 27th on Family Drugs. Give the song a listen at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Self Defense Family, formerly known as End Of A Year, is a mercurial collective whose shifting lineup consists of anywhere from three to ten members, hailing from around the US and the UK. The sound is rooted in the works of post-hardcore leaders like Fugazi and Lungfish, while 'Pop Song Written On The Automall' also shows off a heavy Killing Joke influence (as does the cover of The Corrections Officer In Me, a nod to Killing Joke's Brighter Than A Thousand Suns cover).
"Frontman Patrick Kindlon is a formidable wordsmith and also a DIY force who, in addition to his role in Self Defense Family, fronts Drug Church, runs Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, and helms Ashcan Press, a comics publisher. Self Defense Family has released music on a wide range of labels, including Deathwish Inc, Run For Cover, Hex Records, and now, Family Drugs.
"Family Drugs is a new label co-founded by Jihad Rabah of Twelve Gauge Records and producer Sam Pura whose acclaimed series, 'The Waiting Room,' has seen him work with Touche Amore, Loma Prieta, and many more. Family Drugs releases are distributed exclusively by Deathwish Distribution."