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Self Defense Family releasing a new mini-LP (stream “Brittany Murphy In 8 Mile”)

Self Defense Family

The insanely prolific Patrick Kindlon is back with another Self Defense Family release, a mini-LP called Colicky that’s due out September September 9 via Iron Pier (pre-order). We’re premiering “Brittany Murphy In 8 Mile” off the album. As you know if you know anything about Patrick Kindlon, he’s a man who’s got a ton to say and not afraid to say any of it, so we asked him to tell us a little bit about the new song:

I’ve got a thing for conversations in songs, duets preferred, but failing that, I’ll take some fool acting out both parts. And, if the singer can’t even manage that, I’ll settle for the gist. That’s what this one is, a sloppy, one-sided recounting of what is ultimately a composite dialogue. Worse than that, maybe it’s simulacra. Maybe this is how I think it should’ve gone, so I’ve manufactured that narrative.

Songs I sing on are either explicit enough to leave no room for misunderstanding, or abstruse in such a way that it’s clearly not for the listener to understand. This one falls into the first camp. It’s exactly how it reads. I dated a truly wonderful woman who I just couldn’t make sense of.

When I asked her for permission to theme an album around her, she only asked I not make myself the victim. So, in the interest of respecting that, I’m going to extra double clarify the intention of this track’s lyrics. She’s got an issue or two. But I’ve got genuine personality defects.

Musically, the song is seven minutes of the kind of wordy, experimental post-hardcore that SDF do so well. There’s truly no other band quite like them, and that’s pretty rare in a genre as popular and long-running as this one. Check out the new song below.

SDF also have a European tour with Creative Adult, and all dates are listed below.

1. Staying Current
2. All True at the Same Time
3. It Isn’t Very Clear Is It
4. Brittany Murphy in 8 Mile

Self Defense Family / Creative Adult — 2016 Tour Dates
October 3 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
October 4 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston
October 5 – Koln, Germany @ Blueshell
October 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia Berlin
October 7 – Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi Nürnberg
October 8 – Vienna, Austria @ Bach
October 9 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
October 10 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Zürich
October 11 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
October 12 – Paris, France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
October 13 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
October 14 – London, UK @ MOTH CLUB
October 15 – Cardiff, UK @ Four Bars at Dempseys
October 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Official 13th Note
October 17 – Manchester, UK @ The Star and Garter
October 18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
October 19 – Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
October 20 – Nottingham, UK @ The Basement, Nottingham

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