Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SELF DEFENSE FAMILY + Verbicide

Verbicide Magazine premieres "The Bomber Will Always Get Through", the third and final track from Self Defense Family's upcoming new EP, The Corrections Officer In Me, out August 27th on Family Drugs.

"The Bomber Will Always Get Through" is a seven-minute meditation, built on a hypnotic bassline and metronomic beat, intensified by distant guitar textures and frontman Patrick Kindlon's slow-building tale about the day he fell off his bike: "Fell off my bike / Struck my head to the curb / Bad for my hairline / Great for self-worth...The song evokes the world-weary post-hardcore of Dischord Records legends like Fugazi and Lungfish.

The ever-unpredictable Self Defense Family, formerly known as End Of A Year, features an evolving lineup of anywhere from three to ten members, hailing from all across the US and UK. Records have been recorded across the globe, from Iceland to Jamaica to the Bay Area, and released on many various labels, including Deathwish Inc, Run For Cover, Hex Records, and now, Family Drugs.

Frontman Kindlon also fronts the band Drug Church, co-owns Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, and runs a comic book press.

The Corrections Officer In Me was written and recorded in one 24-hour period with producer Sam Pura, creator of "The Waiting Room" series, which has featured live performances by Touche Amore, Loma Prieta, and many more. Pura is also co-owner of Family Drugs (with Twelve Gauge Records boss Jihad Rabah), the label on which the EP sees its release on August 27th. Family Drugs releases are distributed exclusively by Deathwish Distribution.

Pre-order The Corrections Officer In Me.