Self Defense Family announce mini-LP Colicky, stream new song “Brittany Murphy In 8 Mile”

Official press release:

Self Defense Family’s new MLP, Colicky, will be released September 9th, 2016 on Brooklyn label Iron Pier. A dark, roiling post-punk gem written during a time of personal turmoil, Colicky is the group’s most jagged, unflinching look yet at the disintegration of intimacy and love. The result is a tight and eclectic mini-LP that ranges from cerebrality and coolness to measured chaos. Self Defense Family have premiered the album’s first single, “Brittany Murphy in 8 Mile”, on Brooklyn Vegan. Vocalist Patrick Kindlon commented on the song:

“I’ve got a thing for conversations in songs, duets preferred, but failing that, I’ll take some fool acting out both parts. And, if the singer can’t even manage that, I’ll settle for the gist. That’s what this one is, a sloppy, one-sided recounting of what is ultimately a composite dialogue. Worse than that, maybe it’s simulacra. Maybe this is how I think it should’ve gone, so I’ve manufactured that narrative. Songs I sing on are either explicit enough to leave no room for misunderstanding, or abstruse in such a way that it’s clearly not for the listener to understand. This one falls into the first camp. It’s exactly how it reads. I dated a truly wonderful woman who I just couldn’t make sense of. When I asked her for permission to theme an album around her, she only asked I not make myself the victim. So, in the interest of respecting that, I’m going to extra double clarify the intention of this track’s lyrics. She’s got an issue or two. But I’ve got genuine personality defects.”

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Colicky track listing:

1. Staying Current
2. All True at the Same Time
3. It Isn’t Very Clear Is It
4. Brittany Murphy in 8 Mile

Colicky Cover - Digital - Final

Self Defense Family/Creative Adult — 2016 Tour Dates:

10/03 – Antwerp, Belgium | Kavka
10/04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands | Winston
10/05 – Koln, Germany | Blueshell
10/06 – Berlin, Germany | Cassiopeia Berlin
10/07 – Nurnberg, Germany | Desi Nürnberg
10/08 – Vienna, Austria | Bach
10/09 – Bologna, Italy | Freakout Club
10/10 – Zurich, Switzerland | Dynamo Zürich
10/11 – Wiesbaden, Germany | Schlachthof Wiesbaden
10/12 – Paris, France | La Mécanique Ondulatoire
10/13 – Brighton, UK | The Green Door Store
10/14 – London, UK | MOTH CLUB
10/15 – Cardiff, UK | Four Bars at Dempseys
10/16 – Glasgow, UK | Official 13th Note
10/17 – Manchester, UK | The Star and Garter
10/18 – Leeds, UK | Brudenell Social Club
10/19 – Norwich, UK | The Owl Sanctuary
10/20 – Nottingham, UK | The Basement, Nottingham