Self Defense Family's career defining new album, "Have You Considered Punk Music" is streaming now in full over at Noisey, where you'll also find an interview with vocalist Pat Kindlon discussing the themes and topics behind the album.
"It’s hard to talk about without sounding old. But it’s a lot of the band as a whole reflecting on our interests from when we were kids to now, and how much overlap there is and what that says about us. It’s possible that we haven’t grown an incredible amount. You know, I still really enjoy barking in front of a room of 200 people, and that’s not everybody in their 30s. It’s a lot of reflecting on how much time and energy you give to a thing that is really of no consequence to 99% of people." - Pat Kindlon
Magic Gone, the stunning new album from Pennsylvania’s own Petal, is out online and in stores today! We’ll be offering the album over on our Bandcamp for only $5 until next Friday. You can also find a list of physical stores carrying the release below.
Stereogum, featured 'Magic Gone' as their Album Of The Week. Read some of the kind words they had to say below.
"It’s a funny thing, how the heaviness of the words and the lightness of the music can feed each other, how they can make each other stronger. It’s a dichotomy that makes Magic Gone — an album that’s utterly drowning in sadness in a lot of ways — into something warm and comforting and friendly: an album that might help you out and bring you up if you’re ever feeling something like what Lotz was feeling when she wrote these songs."- Stereogum
Petal is also hitting the road this month with label mates Camp Cope for what will surely be one of the best tours of the summer. A bunch of the shows are selling out so get tickets before its too late.
Camp Cope and Petal 2018 U.S. Tour Dates June 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT June 21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT June 22 — Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class June 24 — Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen - SOLD OUT June 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry June 27 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon June 29 — Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court July 2 — Seattle, WA @ Vera Project July 3 — Portland, OR @ Holocene July 5 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop July 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre July 7 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room July 8 — La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe July 9 — Phoenix, AZ @Rebel Lounge July 11 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada July 12 — Austin, TX @ Barracuda July 13 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall July 15 — Orlando, FL @ Soundbar July 16 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Purgatory July 17 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room July 18 — Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel July 19 — Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents July 20 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT July 21 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair July 22 — Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Other Side* * - No Camp Cope
Stores carrying "Magic Gone" B-Side Records&Tapes Inc Baker & Taylor, Inc Banana Belt Llc Cheap Thrills Creep Records The Store Daddy Kool Records Dearborn Music Dimple Records, Inc. Down In The Valley Inc Easy Street Records Electric Fetus, The Exclusive Company Inc Extreme Noise Grateful Records Inc Gregory R Halamay Inc Guestroom Records Llc Haight Street Amoeba Inc Half-A-Man Inc Hollywood Amoeba Independent Records Joseph Demers Josey Records Landlocked Enterprises Inc Lazy Labrador Records Llc Lou'S Records Love Garden Sounds Low Yo Yo Stuff Luna Music Mad-Rhino Inc Millennium Enterprises Inc Mojo Music Md Llc My Mind's Eye Newbury Comics Inc. Port of Sound Records Princeton Record Exchange Pure Pop For Now People Inc Reckless Records (Broadway) Reckless Records (Loop) Reckless Records Of London Record Town Inc Revelation Records Rough Trade Shop Salzer's Mercantile Shake It Records Shuga Records Silver Platters Llc Siren Trading Company Square Records The Groove Records Llc Vintage Vinyl Records Inc Vinyl Me Please Waiting Room Records Llc Waterloo Records Zia Enterprises Inc
Petal's forthcoming, sophomore album "Magic Gone' will be out 6/15. A few weeks ago we premiered the first single "Better Than You", and today you can watch a video for the second single "Tightrope" thanks to Stereogum.
RFC is excited to announce that they've signed sprawling cult independent band Self Defense Family. The band will release their debut full length for the label, titled Have You Considered Punk Music on June 29, 2018. Pre-orders for the album is currently available and Self Defense Family will tour the US with Sannhet this June (all tour dates below).
On their debut ralbum, 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 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 that can be seen here.
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."
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our roster - Orange County's genre-bending hardcore band Fury. Since 2013, the band have released multiple tapes, an EP and their critically acclaimed debut full-length Paramount in 2016. Jason Heller described the LP on Pitchfork as "reimagining one of hardcore's more vital, specific sub-genres as something bigger and universal."
Fury will spend this spring on the road in North American supporting Power Trip and Sheer Mag before heading over to Europe this summer to support Turnstile (all tour dates below). Expect to hear more from the band this fall as they'll spend the remainder of the summer wrapping recording sessions on their RFC debut.