by Andrew Sacher

photo: Touche Amore in Times Square in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
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Self Defense Family and Touche Amore (and countless other punk bands) have released plenty of split EPs/singles in their respective careers, but when they decided to team up for this new one due next week (3/10) via Deathwish, they chose to change it up and make a collaborative release. That resulted in the songs "Circa 95" and "Low Beams," both of which have traces of the bands' individual personalities, but also sound like a unique new beast. The songs are great -- check them out for yourself below, via Vice.

Self Defense Family's tour with Creative Adult begins in NYC tonight (3/4) at Saint Vitus (tickets). That show was also to have included Makthaverskan, but unfortunately they had to drop off the Brooklyn and Philly dates due to visa issues. They'll be here for the second NYC show happening this Sunday (3/8) at The Studio at Webster Hall though (tickets).

As for Touche Amore, they're playing Bled Fest, Coachella, Coachella sideshows (with Desaparecidos and Joyce Manor), and making their Alaska debut.

SDF/TA stream and lists of tour dates, below...

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Self Defense Family -- 2015 Tour Dates
March 4 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus #
March 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle #
March 6 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
March 7 Storrs, CT @ Congregational Church *
March 8 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall *
March 9 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
March 11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
March 12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
March 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
March 14 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic ^
March 16 McAllex, TX @ Galax Z Fair - Cine El Rey ^
March 24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Works %
March 25 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room %
March 26 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout %
March 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One %
March 28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill %
March 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
March 31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater %
April 1 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown %
April 3 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar %
April 4 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen %

# w/ Creative Adult
* w/ Makthaverskan, Creative Adult
^ w/ Makthaverskan
% w/ Makthaverskan, Solids

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Touche Amore -- 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 12 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 13 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA*
Apr 16 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA *
Apr 19 Coachella Indio, CA
May 1 The Fiesta Room Anchorange, Alaska w/ Griffith, Glass Halo, Lamplighter
May 23 Bled Fest Howell, MI
Aug 14 Hevy Fest 2015 Kent, UK
* - w/ Desaparecidos & Joyce Manor