Self Defense Family have signed to Run For Cover Records and they will release their debut LP for the label, titled Have You Considered Punk Music on June 29, 2018.
On their debut Run For Cover Records album, vocalist Patrick Kindlon asks the listener to take a close look alongside him at the bottomless drive to create that he’s spent his life exploring. “It’s about feeling very intensely about a thing you’re becoming increasingly aware the rest of the world doesn’t give a shit about,” says Kindlon. “It’s like how people feel about their cats: they love their cat, but you don’t give a shit about their cat.”
Today the band have released the forthcoming record’s title track alongside a podcast where vocalist Patrick Kindlon and guitarist Andrew Duggan do a deep dive into the making of and meaning behind the song. They also released a video for the track.
While the video and the track may at first seem incongruous, Kindlon explains that the parallels of owning a small business and making punk music aren’t as far apart as one might think. He explains: “We’ve never had the wherewithal to operate like a business. I think we got a band credit card a couple months ago, and I have no idea where it is currently. But since we started I’ve admired the bands that saw themselves as artists and small business owners. Both require the strength to admit most people will never care the way you care. I can’t have a boss. It’s a personality defect; I recognize that. But there’s a lotta people like me out here. I thought the video for our first single off Have You Considered Punk Music was a good space to highlight a kindred spirit.”
Watch and listen to “Have You Considered Punk Music” below:
Self Defense Family will tour the US with Sannhet this June. See all dates below.
05.30 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott$
05.31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar+
06.01 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA*
06.02 – Washington DC @ DC9*
06.03 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight*
06.05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
06.07 – Fort Worth, TX @ Riglea Room#
06.08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda#
06.11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo^
06.12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill^
06.14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
06.16 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen-
$ w/ Weeping Icon and Fiddlehead
+ w/ Cloakroom and Weeping Icon
* w/ Planning for Burial
# w/ Street Sects
^ w/ Wreck and Reference
– w/ RYLR