It's very possible that Self Defense Family are the most prolific band in post-hardcore at the moment. This year alone they've released the Try Me LP, the I Tried To Make Something You Would Enjoy single, the Two Genuine Oddities From Our Distant Past single, the split with "Meredith Hunter" (aka Self Defense Family), and most recently the Duets EP. Plus there's the "Indoor Wind Chimes" b/w "Cottaging" single due 10/14 via Deathwish and a split with Touche Amore is in the works.

We recently mentioned that they're also touring soon and though a NYC date wasn't initially announced, we're now proud to announce that they'll be here for the Iron Pier CMJ showcase (the label that put out Duets), which BrooklynVegan is co-presenting. It happens October 23 at the Acheron (57 Waterbury St) and also on the bill is post-hardcore veteran Walter Schreifels and quality locals Deep Pockets. $12 tickets for the showcase go on sale today (9/30) at noon.

Walter Schreifels (of Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools and more) will be playing with his new backing band The Dead Heavens, whose lineup also includes Cults bassist Nathan Aguilar. They have a 7" due next year via Thrill Me Records, which Walter says has "more of a blues rock direction, like Cream or Black Sabbath."

BV is also co-presenting the free No Sleep CMJ showcase and we have more showcases TBA too so stay tuned for that.

The day after Acheron, SDF will be in NJ with Restorations (tix). Updated list of their dates, with a full stream of Duets (via AltPress), below...


Self Defense Family -- 2014 Tour Dates
10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron $
10/24 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
10/25 Washington, D.C. @ DC9 *
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall *
10/27 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield Bar *
10/28 Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch *
10/29 Ybor City, FL @ PRE-FEST
10/30 Miami, FL @ Churchills #
10/31 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth #
11/01 Gainesville, FL @ FEST 13
11/02 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 #
11/03 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
11/05 Houston, TX @ Mangos #
11/06 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall #
11/07 Austin, TX @ TBA #
11/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks #
11/10 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room #
11/11Las Vegas, NV @ Artistic Armory ^
11/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Vacation Vinyl, - 3pm Show %
11/12 La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY ^
11/13 Sacramento, CA @ Press Club !
11/15 Portland, OR @ Rotture !
11/14 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside !
11/16 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon !
11/17 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl !

$ w/ Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens, Deep Pockets
* w/ Restorations
# w/ Goodtime Boys
^ w/ Wild Moth, Goodtime Boys
! w/ Creative Adult, Wild Moth
% Performing Rhys Chatham's "Guitar Trio"

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