Self Defense Family
I'm Going Through Some Shit b/w All Fruit Is Ripe


4.5
superb

Review

by taxidermist USER (16 Reviews)
August 22nd, 2013 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Good luck, son. I hope you crash.

Self Defense Family (formerly End of a Year) are probably one of the most interesting bands I have heard to this day. It’s truly a shame that they have gone so unnoticed to numerous peoples ears since their inception in 2003. Then again, it’s easy to place the blame on them when listening to their music; a varied style of that may be a little off putting to your average listener, but a great reward in the long run. Often cited as “post-everything,” Self Defense Family always manage to bring their A game on their releases, and their first installment of the “Island Series” recordings, I’m Going Through Some ***, is no different.

The two song 7-inch starts off with the track, “I’m Going Through Some ***.” The song abruptly starts, and the beautifully layered guitars immediately draw you into it’s oddly dreamy atmosphere. Patrick Kindlon’s vocals are as ugly and emotional as ever, but it’s his lyrical wit and vocal delivery sell the song. “I scored an F on standardized tests. I boarded a plane to Los Angeles. Mid flight I received your text, ‘good luck, son, I hope you crash.” The ending is a real treat and makes this one of SDF’s greatest tracks to date. The second track is faster and more upbeat than the last. The bass line is the highlight of the song, making its presence known from beginning to end. The band does an outstanding job with this EP and the production helps breathe life into both songs. Every note of every instrument is audibly clear and makes for a great listen.

Self Defense Family’s Island Series is something that many people are looking forward to, and also maybe a new album. A handful of great musicians making great music. What else can you ask for? Look out for their releases in the future.



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taxidermist
August 22nd 2013


7210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Veeeeeeery short, but it's two tracks so yeah :p

As always, criticism is welcome. Check this out if you haven't.

taxidermist
August 22nd 2013


7210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Originally posted at mediasnobs.com

SpritzSpritz
August 22nd 2013


528 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

my band just covers going through some shit. this is an amazing ep. band rules.

Hep Kat
August 22nd 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best band can't wait for the LP

taxidermist
August 22nd 2013


7210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh yeah, band is massively underrated. Their next LP will be boss.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
August 22nd 2013


4442 Comments


Really good writing Armando. Have a POS.

Listening to "I'm going through some shit right now", I'm digging the sound. It's good.

Hep Kat
December 4th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

so the LP is incredible

TheSlenderMan
December 4th 2013


606 Comments


Need to hear this.

Hep Kat
December 4th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah this is good jams mon real good jams

TheSlenderMan
December 4th 2013


606 Comments


My Porcelain Black addiction has taken over completely so I will have to wait a minute to check these guys.

Hep Kat
December 4th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah if you dig this check the iceland one too then listen to try me

drasticaction74
August 8th 2014


1740 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

All Fruit Is Ripe is my all-time fav SDF jam

Hep Kat
August 8th 2014


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

new 7" should be rad

danielito19
October 19th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Scotland rules hard. Might 5 it.

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YakNips
October 19th 2014


11937 Comments


scotland??

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danielito19
October 19th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Indoor Wind Chimes b/w Cottaging

YakNips
October 19th 2014


11937 Comments


oh damn i gotta check that

danielito19
October 19th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it's on spotify and deathwish's website i believe

taxidermist
October 20th 2014


7210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it's 5/5 for me. Glad I snagged the white copy.



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