Self Defense Family

Self Defense Family – “Make Me A Pallet Fire On Your Floor” & “Local Clerics”

Self Defense Family, the Albany post-hardcore collective led by Patrick Kindlon, have spent the last few weeks digging through their archives to share unreleased music…
Peter Helman | May 14, 2020 - 11:59 am

Self Defense Family – “Secular Trust” & “Lust For Nuke”

Two weeks ago, the upstate New York post-hardcore collective Self Defense Family dropped a pair of new songs called "Florida Trip" and "Tissue Thin," which…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2020 - 11:46 am

Self Defense Family – “Jesus Of Nazareth”

When he isn't hosting podcasts or writing podcasts, Patrick Kindlon leads two very different Albany-based punk-adjacent bands. One of those bands, the mighty Drug Church,…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2020 - 12:47 pm

Self Defense Family – “Florida Trip” & “Tissue Thin”

Albany post-hardcore collective Self Defense Family put out their Performative Guilt EP nearly a year ago to the day. And now, after trawling through their…
Peter Helman | April 16, 2020 - 11:44 am

Self Defense Family – “Awaiting Acknowledgement”

Last year, the Albany-based collective Self Defense Family released a three-track mini-project called Working People (Part 1) that included a bleak take on Cat Power's 1996 track,…
Keely Quinlan | March 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm

Stream Self Defense Family’s Working People (Part 1) EP, Featuring A Cat Power Cover

Albany-based cerebral post-hardcore collective Self Defense Family released their impressive and ever-cleverly titled sixth album Have You Considered Punk Music? this summer. Working at their…
Jael Goldfine | December 11, 2018 - 5:04 pm

Stream Self Defense Family’s New Album Have You Considered Punk Music?

The members of Self Defense Family, the loose Albany-based collective, all came up through punk and hardcore. And for more than a decade, they've been…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2018 - 10:09 am

Self Defense Family – “The Supremacy Of Pure Artistic Feeling” Video

Self Defense Family have never embodied their name more than they do in their latest music video. The Albany post-hardcore band are returning next week…
Peter Helman | June 20, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Self Defense Family – “The Supremacy Of Pure Artistic Feeling”

Albany-based post-hardcore outfit Self Defense Family are getting ready to release their sixth studio album Have You Considered Punk Music. We heard the dark and…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm

Self Defense Family – “Have You Considered Punk Music” Video

Self Defense Family were established in 2003 as a side project for hardcore-leaning musicians who wanted to experiment with something more melodic. The Albany-based outfit…
Julia Gray | April 25, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Self Defense Family – “Maybe You Could Explain It To Me”

The prolific post-hardcore expressionists Self Defense Family released a deeply impressive EP called The Power Does Not Work In The Presence Of Nonbelievers last year,…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2017 - 10:56 am

Self Defense Family – “Baby Mother Home” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, the New York post-hardcore rippers Self Defense Family released their impressive Heaven Is Earth album. And next month, on Record Store Day, they'll…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2016 - 9:49 am

Self Defense Family – “It’s Best We Address It” (Stereogum Premiere)

Self Defense Family just released a new album, Heaven Is Earth, back in June, but the very prolific group's not one to slow down their…
James Rettig | October 5, 2015 - 11:23 am

Stream Self Defense Family Heaven Is Earth (Stereogum Premiere)

At the end of June, the New York post-hardcore outfit Self Defense Family will release their sophomore LP, Heaven Is Earth, the follow-up to 2013's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Stream Self Defense Family & Touché Amoré’s Self Love 7″

2014 was a prolific year for the post-hardcore band Self Defense Family, who released four EPs and a full-length in a mere 12 months. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 4, 2015 - 2:04 pm
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