Self Defense Family
Talia b/w Taxying


4.0
excellent

Review

by danielito19 USER (28 Reviews)
April 21st, 2015 | 5 replies


Release Date: 04/18/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hardcore's finest collective release another excellent 7".

Self Defense Family is easily the hardest-working band in hardcore (if that tag still describes them). This year alone, they've released a split with Creative Adult and a special split with Touché Amoré in which both bands recorded on each song, as well as recorded the entirety of their as-of-yet-unnamed LP (due out in June). Now we can add this promotional single to the pile. SDF's sound has matured since their inception as End of a Year, but the uninitiated should expect tuneless old man vocals from frontman Patrick Kindlon, droning, repetitive compositions, a revolving door of instrumentalists, and the smartest possible amalgam of every genre with a "post-" tacked onto the front.

Talia is our first peek at the Family's upcoming LP. Musically, it is absolutely all-encompassing and massive. Kindlon's gruff vocals are subdued by the overwhelming slams of drums and guitar swells, complete with dramatic pitch bends. It's impressive, really, how vastly different this is from everything else Self Defense Family has put out so far (besides maybe their contribution to the split with Creative Adult), but it still manages to sound distinctly exactly like the Family.

Taxying is closer to the Family's previous work, with driving basslines and post-punk-influenced drumming. This B-side is exclusive to the vinyl release of this single. Taxying cycles through multiple sections, gathering steam for a massive buildup and explosive outro. It's standard fare for Kindlon and co. but still definitely worth hearing.

If you aren't excited for SDF's next album after this, you're probably a dumb hick.



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danielito19
April 21st 2015


12075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

whoever negged is

probably a dumb hick


danielito19
April 21st 2015


12075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ordered this on wax yesterday, can't wait til it arrives.

BMDrummer
May 3rd 2015


14480 Comments


hey my comments are gone

danielito19
May 3rd 2015


12075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah i noticed that wtf

danielito19
May 4th 2015


12075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

need release date for new LP please



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