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Self Defense Family is one of the most innovative and adventurous bands in contemporary independent music. Though vocalist Patrick Kindlon (also a founding member of the noise-punk band Drug Church) has historically held the band’s center through its many incarnations, Self Defense Family is best described as a loose collective of musicians spread across the U.S. and Europe. There are about two dozen current and past members—tours and studio projects are scheduled based on whoever is available at the time. As such, no single member of Self Defense Family has played every show or played on every recording.
The band’s latest effort, the Colicky mini-LP, will be released September 9th on Iron Pier and is streaming in full today via CLRVYNT. These four songs are Self Defense Family’s most jagged, unflinching look yet at the disintegration of intimacy and love; a tight and eclectic mini-LP that ranges from cerebrality and coolness to measured chaos.
In support of Colicky, Self Defense Family will be on tour in Europe this October with Creative Adult.
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY, TOUR DATES:
September 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
October 3 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka *
October 4 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston *
October 5 – Koln, Germany @ Blueshell *
October 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia Berlin *
October 7 – Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi Nürnberg *
October 8 – Vienna, Austria @ Bach *
October 9 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club *
October 10 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Zürich *
October 11 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden *
October 12 – Paris, France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire *
October 13 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store *
October 14 – London, UK @ MOTH CLUB *
October 15 – Cardiff, UK @ Four Bars at Dempseys *
October 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Official 13th Note *
October 17 – Manchester, UK @ The Star and Garter *
October 18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
October 19 – Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary *
October 20 – Nottingham, UK @ The Basement, Nottingham *