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Self Defense Family 2014

Self Defense Family Stream New Album, ‘Heaven Is Earth’

Self Defense Family are streaming their new LP, Heaven Is Earth, via Stereogum. The album is set to release June 30 via Deathwish, and you can pre-order the album here. The recording process for Heaven Is Earth is as eclectic as the album sounds. Recorded in four different studios filled with nostalgic fame, Self Defense […]

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REVIEW: Self Defense Family / Touché Amoré – ‘Self Love’ 7-Inch Split

Artist: Self Defense Family / Touché Amoré Album: Self Love 7-Inch Split Genre: Post-Hardcore  Label: Deathwish Inc. 2010 saw post-hardcore acts Touché Amoré and La Dispute team up for a split titled Searching For A Pulse/The Worth of the World, which, to a minor degree, featured a bit of collaboration between the two bands. On the […]

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Stream Self Defense Family’s Split EP With Touche Amore

Earlier this year, Self Defense Family announced that they will be putting out a collaborative split 7″ EP with Touche Amore. The split, entitled Self Love, will be released on Tuesday, March 10, via Deathwish Inc. The EP was created by all fifteen members of both bands collectively with the help of producer Will Yip […]

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Self Defense Family Announce 7″ Split With Touche Amore

Notorious for their extensive EP catalog, Self Defense Family is starting the year off by putting out a new split with California post-hardcore five-piece Touche Amore. The release, aptly titled Self Love, was recorded with popular producer/engineer, Will Yip, and will feature a whopping fifteen musicians. Self Love will be released in conjunction with another […]

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Listen To Caroline Corrigan Sing On Self Defense Family’s Latest Track, “Cancel Man”

Self Defense Family are amongst the most enigmatic musical acts of our time, and they clearly wouldn’t have it any other way. Fresh off the heels of their split that they’ve put out with Meredith Hunter (aka, SDF’s alter-ego) – which was already the band’s second release of 2014 following their full length Deathwish Inc […]

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Stream Both Tracks From The Self Defense Family / Meredith Hunter Split 7″

Self Defense Family and Meredith Hunter, which include the exact same members playing different music, have put out a split together. The post-hardcore band’s alter ego is, as vocalist Patrick Kindlon states, “Dual-vocal rock with musical nods to the Byrds and Flamin’ Groovies, lyrics inspired by field recording of bus stops and flop houses.” The […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 6/8-6/14

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! As usual, this week had no shortage of exciting pre-orders and classic reissues. First off, you can pick up the new albums from UTG favorites ’68 and Bleachers, both due out in July. After that, head over to Interpunk and snag the colored vinyl versions of two Big D and […]

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Axis Signs to Mayfly Records, Announce Tour, and Streams Song off Upcoming Album

Florida metalcore band Axis just announced that they have signed to Mayfly Records, and will be releasing a new album with them late this Fall or early Winter. The record will be tracked by Spencer Mattlin at Dino Rock Recordings, while it will be mixed by Taylor Young of The Pit. As Young is the mixer […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/27-5/3

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly Wax! If you’re still playing catch-up on the great pop punk and emo releases of past few years, then you’re in luck. This week saw a number of repressings from No Sleep Records and Run For Cover Records, as well as a number of classic punk reissues like […]

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Deathwish Fest Announced, Converge and Trap Them Headlining

Deathwish Co., the label behind bands like Touche Amore, Code Orange Kids and Self Defense Family, announced the first official Deathwish Fest with Converge and Trap Them to play both nights. The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts is to host. July 22 and 23 are the all-ages dates; $20 for one day or $50 for both […]

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Self Defense Family Involved In Van Crash

Self Defense Family, the punk/hardcore group formerly known as End Of A Year, announced today via Tumblr that they were involved in a van crash. Apparently everyone is okay and the gear was unharmed, but the van itself is in bad shape. At the time of posting, the band has not asked for money or […]

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Leanne Cushing’s ‘Best of 2013’ In Music

My friends, UTG colleagues and I are all driven and inspired by music in some way or another. It is the art form that we connect with the most; it is the way we communicate our aspirations to the outside world and helps connect us to people with similar loves, dreams and ambitions.