Self Defense Family is one of the most interesting bands in contemporary independent music. Self Defense - the simpler name they also often go by - is a musical collective formed in 2003 in Albany, NY and now spread across two US coasts and Europe. Their musical output is as varied as their curiosity and ambition. At first profoundly influenced by Revolution Summer and melodic Dischord bands, in recent years the band has grown into a new phase. This evolution has seen them explore post-hardcore territory also occupied by Lungfish and Wilderness, as well as delve into alt-country reminiscent of the Drive-By Truckers. 7" includes digital download.