Self Defense Family, the enigmatic, ever-evolving, ever-revolving musical collective fronted by vocalist Patrick Kindlon, release their latest installment of the Island singles series, Make Me A Pallet Fire On Your Floor” / “Local Clerics today via Run For Cover Records.

The Island singles series offer snapshots in time and have been recorded in studios all over the world including Jamaica, Iceland, Scotland, and now Australia. The songs from this effort were recorded with Neil Thomason at Headgap Studios and include a collaboration with Amy Muir (Fourteen Nights at Sea) on organ.

Take a trip back in time with them here: 

Find more from Self Defense Family on Bandcamp.


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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