News•January 15, 2015 7:49 PM ET•4,138 views
Self Defense Family announces new EPs, tour dates
Official press release: Self Defense Family are one of today's most prolific Punk bands. Through countless releases and many musical contributors (they have had more than ten active members at any given time), their collective has grown in both sound and vision. Today, the band announces a new 7inch series in the wake of their recently released Duets EP (Iron Pier Records, their fourth EP release of 2014) as well as last year's critically acclaimed full-length, Try Me (Deathwish). Via partnership with Deathwish Inc. and Run For Cover Records, Self Defense Family and California's Creative Adult will release a two-song split 7inch. This album features the new SDF song "Somertron", which is an experimental tangle of swirling guitar melody while vocalist Patrick Kindlon's unmistakable storytelling swells into a beautiful, fracturing crescendo. Creative Adult goes on to explore noisy, sometimes psychedelic sounds with an undeniable Dischord-styled edge and their song, "Americans", meanders and builds as if were an '85-era Punk anthem. The second installment for March 10th is "Self Love," a collaborative release between Touche Amore and Self Defense Family members. "Self Love" was created by 15 musicians working together as one band, all eventually captured by engineer Will Yip (Blacklisted, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, New Jersey. A-Side "Circa 95" is an upbeat combination of Touche Amore's explosive emotional leanings and Self Defense Family's trademark cynicism. As the song twist and turns, it peels and curls to reveal layers of guitars and dueling percussion. All while lyrically paying subtle homage to hardcore legends Unbroken. While B-Side "Low Beams" begins with a contagious jangle before erupting into an catchy sonic finale. Telling the story of nomadic displacement; the highs, lows, and in between that many who travel the open road experience. Self Defense Family tour dates: dates w/ Makthaverskan, Creative Adult 3/4 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus 3/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle 3/6 Boston, MA @ Great Scott 3/7 Storrs, CT @ Congregational Church 3/8 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hal 3/9 Washington, DC @ DC9 3/11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 3/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 3/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade dates w/ Makthaverskan 3/14 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic 3/16 McAllex, TX @ Galax Z Fair - Cine El Rey dates w/ Makthaverskan, Solids 3/24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Works 3/25 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room 3/26 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout 3/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One 3/28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 3/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 3/31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater 4/1 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 4/3 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 4/4 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
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