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Self Defense Family stream 4 track EP “Wounded Masculinity”

New York’s Self Defense Family are now streaming their latest EP titled Wounded Masculinity. You can listen to it below.

Wounded Masculinity follows the band’s single Bastard Form, released earlier this year. The new EP was released on July 28 via Triple B Records.



Self Defense Family stream track from upcoming 7″

Self Defense Family are streaming a track from their upcoming 7″, two track offering. “Bastard Form” and “Maybe You Could Explain It To Me” make up the Alternative Labels release, which is up for pre-order now.

The second of the two tracks is streaming over at Brooklyn Vegan now.



Self Defense Family streaming new song – “Brittany Murphy In 8 Mile”

New York post-hardcore act Self Defense Family are now streaming a new track, “Brittany Murphy In 8 Mile,” over at BrooklynVegan. Check it out right here.

The song is off the band’s upcoming so-called “mini LP” (is that an oxymoron, or just a different way to say EP?) Colicky, which is due out September 9th on Iron Pier. You can pre-order a copy here.

Self Defense Family last released their EP, Superior, back in February.



Self Defense Family stream new song “In Those Dark Satanic Mills”

New York post-hardcore band Self Defense Family are streaming a new song off their recently announced upcoming EP Superior.  

The song is called “In Those Dark Satanic Mills,” and you can give it a listen here.

Superior is set to be released on February 19th.  The band most recently released a 2-track EP called When The Barn Caves In, which served as the follow-up to the band’s latest full length, Heaven Is Earth, which was released this past summer on Deathwish Inc.



Self Defense Family announces upcoming 4-song EP

New York post-hardcore band Self Defense Family have announced that they will be releasing a new 4-song EP on February 19th.  The EP, which will be called Superior, can be pre-ordered here.  You can find the track listing below.

Self Defense Family most recently released a 2-track EP called When The Barn Caves In, which served as the follow-up to the band’s latest full length, Heaven Is Earth, which was released this past summer on Deathwish Inc.



Self Defense Family to play select California tour dates

New York based post-hardcore band Self Defense Family will be heading out on the road for 3 days in December to play some shows in California with Super Unison and Hesitation Wounds. The band will be playing in San Fransisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles respectively. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.



New Music: Self Defense Family announce new EP, “When The Barn Caves In”

New York-based post-hardcore collective Self Defense Family have announced plans for a new two-song EP. It’s called “When The Barn Caves In,” and it’s slated for release on November 27th via Iron Pier. It’ll be available on digital, 7-inch vinyl, and cassette single formats, and you can pre-order it here.

“When The Barn Caves In” serves as the follow-up to the band’s latest full length, “Heaven Is Earth,” which was released this past summer on Deathwish Inc.



Album Review: Self Defense Family – “Heaven Is Earth”

Self Defense Family is more of a collective than a band, and their releases can be seen as artistic expressions rather than just albums.  Yet on their newest release Heaven Is Earth, they show that they still put out some of the tightest post-punk/post-hardcore today.  While the musical experimentation and poetic lyrics are as prominent as ever, the band is able wrap everything up in nice little song structures that make this an eclectic but cohesive listen.

The album comes across very light in tone musically, with airy and reverb heavy guitar throughout, but vocalist Patrick Kindlon has enough angst behind his voice to make the whole thing still come across as aggressive.  Songs like “In My Defense Self Defend Me” and “Basic Skills” feature a multitude of instruments playing seemingly simple lines that give the songs complexity in how they come together.  The guitar riffs and drum parts may be looping over and over in some parts, but the arrangement and how each part is built on top of each other demonstrates how strong this group of musicians is at crafting songs.

Heaven Is Earth also sees Self Defense Family trying out some new styles and giving more prominence to things they’ve hinted at in the past.  “Talia” comes off with a very strong folk vibe with its western sounding guitar and lots of harmonica.  “Prison Ring” and “Dave Sim,” with their dark and spacey tones, are great examples of the band showing off more of a post-punk vibe on this album.

Kindlon’s vocals and lyrics are as emotional and haunting as ever, but what really struck me while listening is how they are so well mixed in with the rest of the music.  It feels more like another instrument to serve in the wall of sound they create, rather than the leading force of the songs.  I really like how at times it can be hard to hear the vocals, as they are low and kind of mixed in the background, and other times they are more prominent.  This always seems to match the feel of the songs.

I’ll admit I’m relatively new to Self Defense Family, and what drew me to check them out was my growing personal appreciation of and interest in post-punk.  What I found here is something more though.  The band celebrates experimentation and complexity built on top of simplicity, and it’s all done in a very captivating way.  Longtime fans of the band are sure to love this one, and if you are new to the band like me, take it for a spin and bask in its chilled out glory.

4/5 Stars



Self Defense Family stream new album “Heaven Is Earth”

New York post hardcore band Self Defense Family just released their new album Heaven Is Earth today on Deathwish Inc. and are streaming the whole thing on their bandcamp.

Give it a listen below.

Heaven Is Earth serves as a follow up to the Duets EP that came out in September 2014.



Music Video: Self Defense Family – “Dave Sim”

New York post hardcore band Self Defense Family have premiered a music video for their new song “Dave Sim”. You can watch the video below.

“Dave Sim” is taken from Self Defense Family’s upcoming album Heaven Is Earth, which is due for release on June 30th 2015 via Deathwise Inc.



Self Defense Family announces new album “Heaven Is Earth,” premiere new music video “Talia”

New York post hardcore band Self Defense Family has just announced the details of a new album. The band will be releasing “Heaven Is Earth” on June 30th 2015 via Deathwise Inc. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.

In addition, the band has premiered the music video for “Talia” which can be seen below. Self Defense Family last released ‘Duets” in September 2014.



Self Defense Family announce new 7-inch

New York post hardcore band Self Defense Family has announced a new 7″. The A-side features the track ‘Talia’, which is taken from the bands forthcoming new album, and ‘Taxying’ on the B-side, but it will only be limited to a one-time pressing of just 1000 copies, and is available to pre-order from Deathwise Inc. now.

The band last released 2 split 7-inches with Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré and San Franscisco punk/garage band Creative Adult on March 10th.



Creative Adult streams new song “Americans”

San Francisco’s Creative Adult are currently streaming their new track “Americans,” and you can check it out below.

The song is off the group’s 7-inch split with Self Defense Family, which was released March 13th through Deathwish Inc. and Run For Cover Records.



Full EP Stream: Touche Amore / Self Defense Family split 7-inch

Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré and New York post-hardcore band Self Defense Family are streaming their upcoming collaborative 7-inch in its entirety. Check it out here.

The EP is due out next Tuesday (March 10th) on Deathwish Inc., and you can preorder it right here. And yes, you read that right: the EP is a collaborative split, meaning that both tracks feature the members of both bands.

Self Defense Family will have another release coming out that same day. That release is a 7-inch split, with San Francisco punk/garage band Creative Adult. That EP is being split released between Deathwish and Run For Cover Records, and you can preorder it here.

Touché Amoré’s latest full-length album, Is Survived By, was released in September of 2013 through Deathwish. Self Defense family’s last album, Duets, came out on September 30, 2014 via Iron Pier.



Details on Touché Amoré/Self Defense Family EP – preorders now available

Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré have released final details of their upcoming collaborative 7-inch EP with New York post-hardcore band Self Defense Family. You can see the artwork for Self Love above, and the full tracklisting below.

The EP is due out March 10th on Deathwish Inc., and you can preorder it right here.

Self Defense Family will have another release coming out that same day. That release is a 7-inch split, with San Francisco punk/garage band Creative Adult. That EP is being split released between Deathwish and Run For Cover Records, and you can preorder it here.

Touché Amoré’s latest full-length album, Is Survived By, was released in September of 2013 through Deathwish. Self Defense family’s last album, Duets, came out on September 30, 2014 via Iron Pier.