SELF DEFENSE FAMILY: “When the Barn Caves In” b/w “Alan”: 7”

Sentimental, dramatic post-rock born from the fires of hardcore and gutters of punk. There are some mornings when nothing sounds better than Lungfish. The plodding tempo that helps the transition from slumber to labor. An emotional weight that can put some distance between your dreams and realities. Self Defense Family are chipping away at a similar sound/approach/gravitas. It’s solemn, it’s entrenched, it’s preparing for what lies ahead.

 –Daryl Gussin (Iron Pier, ironpier.net)