Self Defense Family Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Horrorca, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Horrorca

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    One of my favorite bands ever. Pushing the envelope while not ignoring its influences/roots, thought provoking, ever-changing, with a constantly rotating line-up, not committed to anything but putting out good shit. They might sound like Lungfish on this song, then like Killing Joke on the next, or maybe even like Angels of Light on the following one, or whatever.

    I also like how they operate - three or four releases (varying from EPs to singles (an LP if we're lucky)) per year, no apologies, no regrets.

    And yeah, Pay is an opinionated asshole - I think that adds to their charm.

    Difficult to choose a single release, but Heaven Is Earth, the Scotland single and Alan are some of the sickest.

     
  2. muttley

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    I don't keep up with this band anymore. You Are Beneath Me and the EP that this gem is on are excellent.
     
  3. Horrorca

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    their collabo with Touché Amoré is pretty sick too

     
  4. flask

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    Half the fun of seeing them live is listening to Pat's banter between songs. But they're also great live so everything about them is great.
     
  5. DarkHotline

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    One of the best bands in hardcore right now. Their Tumblr is great too.
     
  6. Horrorca

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    new song is sick



    trumpet!!!
     
  7. Horrorca

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  8. TheBaroness

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    Liking the song off the new mini-LP more than anything off of their last few releases
     
  9. Horrorca

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    When the Barn Caves In is siiiiiick - try that one
     
  10. cherrywaves

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    The last album was real good, liked it way more than Try Me
     
  11. Horrorca

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    ah, to hard for me to chose one, specially because of the way this band works w/r/t releases

    I do agree it's a killer record, Talia is probably in my top 3 Self Defense - they need to explore that sound further
     
  12. flask

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    When it comes to their 2 full lengths I like Heaven Is Earth more as a whole. Superior is also really good. They just consistently put out interesting music.
     
  13. Horrorca

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    I really love their approach to releasing music

    2 or 3 new songs exploring new territory every quarter, and a full length every now and then - if you don't like this quarter's songs, don't worry because you'll get something different in three months

    it's refreshing, specially considering the ridiculous roll-outs albums have nowadays
     
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  14. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    love them dearly
     
  15. Horrorca

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  16. EmmanuelSCastle

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    That Superior EP was the thing by them I liked the most. They are a hard band to get into, a truly dizzying amount of releases. I have pretty much just listened to that one album they did as End of a Year, a few of the splits and eps here and there. The Superior EP was by far the best thing though I still haven't given Try Me (80 minutes come on) and Heaven is Earth a spin. I think part of the reason I liked Superior so much is that I don't dig his voice very much on other releases, and voices are not a deal breaker for me 95% of the time so that he gets to me is truly an achievement.
    All this being said, I caught Drug Church's set at Wrecking Ball and that was siiiiick
     
  17. cherrywaves

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    Try Me has two interview pieces, the actual music is only like 40 minutes
     
  18. Horrorca

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    yeah - give the two lps a spin

    everything they put out is so different that if you hate one song/release there are dozens of others that you might like

    also, that Drug Church Wrecking Ball performance was really cool - Pay's the man
     
  19. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I'm def gonna listen to the interviews too, I just gotta find the time. Might start with Heaven Is Earth, idk. Do they have anything else that sounds like Superior though?
    I liked how he made fun of Piebald and they did exactly what he said they'd do that was p fun, Drug Church is dope and I will finally check them out as a result of that
     
  20. cherrywaves

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    I'm split on their Twitter. Sometimes it can be pretty funny. Other times it just comes off as contrarian for the sake of being contrarian
     
  21. cherrywaves

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    I would suggest the Island 7"s, probably their best stuff. But Heaven on Earth is only like 30 minutes and my favorite full length of theirs
     
  22. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Will take these suggestions, thanks
    I agree with you on their twitter, though I think the dude genuinely wants to hear all sides of a story and seems to prefer to do so by butting heads. Which is fine, it's usually pretty harmless stuff about culture and subculture, but occasionally it makes me a bit uncomfortable.
     
  23. Horrorca

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    that's Pay - his Tumblr is pretty cool

    I think he is a really open minded, good hearted dude - being uncomfortable is part of the human experience, don'y shy away from it

    finally, start with the Scotland EP
     
  24. EmmanuelSCastle

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    Oh yeah, I think I went on it once and it was just him and...Andrew? answering questions but i may have forgotten to hit that follow button bc I haven't seen it since. oh, I don't shy away from it, I think what he does is in general pretty healthy and good for fostering a good discussion but he sometimes veers into not great territory. which is fine! mistakes happen and he is generally open to hearing why he's wrong (that i have seen) and this is clearly how he learns about social stuff so.
    Will do, I have that and the, I think, Jamaica one
     
  25. Horrorca

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    "this is Self Defense music"

    they're the best