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Self Defense Family (sometimes shortened to Self Defense and previously known as End of a Year) is a post-punk outfit with members from across the United States and England, origin Cohoes, New York, United States.

The band started in 2003 as a side project for a number of Albany musicians already involved in full-time bands. Having spent time in heavier bands, the initial End of a Year line-up was interested in trying something more overtly melodic. Read more on Last.fm

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Live: Touché Amoré @ London Underworld – 12 December 2013

January 25th, 2014

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It was a Deathwish, Inc double-header the other week when Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family came to town. Well, it was a triple-header if you count Touché Amoré-side project Dad Punchers, who opened the show. Luckily our man Alex Andrews is in to this stuff, so for him it was like getting an extra slice of fried bread with a fry-up.

6 things we learnt watching Touché Amoré in Camden:

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EP: Self Defense Family / Goodtime Boys – Split EP

November 19th, 2013

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Self Defense Family / Goodtime Boys
Split EP
Palm Reader Records
11 November 2013

by Alex Andrews

Self Defense Family are a strange one. They’ve changed their name so many times you can never be sure what they’re actually called; they’re wildly prolific yet they’ve only managed three albums in 10 years; and despite the fact that they practically live on social media, their inane chatter and lack of a proper website means that Wikipedia remains the best way of keeping track of their discography.

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