As teased last week, Alt post hardcore rockers from SELF DEFENSE FAMILY have a new EP titled Superior, out now on Run For Cover Records! The AV Club magazine called it “the band’s chilliest music paired with its bleakest lyrics in service of a record that refuses to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” Superior is available now via the Run For Cover Records store.
On the new four-song EP, Superior, Self Defense Family presents some of its darkest material to date. Themed around the movement to make the Upper Peninsula the 51st state, this is cold winds over permafrost. This is Christian Death meets Death In June meets Death meets actual loss of life. It’s Killing Joke in their Iceland apocalypse phase. If you could mainline ‘bummer’ this would be it. Captured by Taylor Young at The Pit for maximum gloom.
Known for their prolific output, Self Defense Family have released multiple records across a wide variety of labels, garnering acclaim from Pitchfork, Noisey, The AV Club and Stereogum among others along the way for their unique approach. They will embark on a brief run of tour dates this March including a stop at SXSW, all tour dates are below.
03/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
03/23 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
03/24 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
03/25 Vancouver, BC @ 333
03/26 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
03/27 Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium