Self Defense Family Release ‘Superior’ EP Through Run For Cover Records

Self Defense Family are releasing their latest offering, a new EP titled Superior on Run For Cover Records today. The AV Club called it “the band’s chilliest music paired with its bleakest lyrics in service of a record that refuses to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” Superior is available now via the Run For Cover Records store.

Listen to Superior via The AV Club here.

On the new four-song EP, Superior, Self Defense Family presents some of its darkest material to date. Themed around the movement to make the Upper Peninsula the 51st state, this is cold winds over permafrost. This is Christian Death meets Death In June meets Death meets actual loss of life. It’s Killing Joke in their Iceland apocalypse phase. If you could mainline ‘bummer’ this would be it. Captured by Taylor Young at The Pit for maximum gloom.

Known for their prolific output, Self Defense Family have released multiple records across a wide variety of labels, garnering acclaim from Pitchfork, Noisey, The AV Club and Stereogum among others along the way for their unique approach. They will embark on a brief run of tour dates this March including a stop at SXSW, all tour dates are below.

Superior EP Track Listing:
1. In Those Dark Satanic Mills
2. The Climate of the Room
3. Superior
4. Good Idea Machine

Tour Dates:
3/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest
3/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
3/23 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
3/24 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
3/25 Vancouver, BC @ 333
3/26 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
3/27 Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

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