Yo, so, Self Defense have a new album coming very soon titled Have You Considered Punk Music? which is that title isn’t enough to hook you in I’m not sure what will.
It’s also quite an ironic title, as while SDF used to be a full-blown post-hardcore/punk band when they first started as End of a Year, as the years have gone on they have slowly refined their sound to something closer to atmospheric post-rock/indie as these already released tracks will attest:
They are for me one of the best (and most underrated) bands out there, perhaps because they’re caught in that between world of “punk” and “indie” which both crowds are often difficult to please (which is silly given they come from the same place originally). I find Patrick Kinlon one of the most engaging frontmen in all of rock music today, while guitarist Andrew Duggan is a brilliantly inventive player, especially given his hardcore background. The rest of the band are something of a worldwide cult, with recording members rotating depending on where the core duo are (there are some UK members for instance)
as a primer, here’s a best of I made for that thread we did a while back: