Modern Life Is War

Modern Life Is War

Self Defense Family, Give, The Land Of Blood & Sunshine, Ringfinger

Fri, August 29, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$16.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

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Modern Life Is War
Modern Life Is War
Modern Life Is War are one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world of the last decade, appealing to everyone from the jaded to the driven. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007.

"Fever Hunting" is Modern Life is War's triumphant 2013 return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, "Fever Hunting" plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it's creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.

From the first strikes of the anthemic opener "Old Fears, New Frontiers" it's apparent that Modern Life Is War have not lost a step in absence, but have quickened pace on their own path. From there, the outpouring is overwhelming as eleven songs unfurl with equal and unmatched emotional weight. All of them bravely moving forward rather than resting on past laurels. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc) and Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Engineering (From Ashes Rise, etc).
Self Defense Family
Self Defense Family
Your favorite band’s favorite band, Cohoes New York's End of a Year Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, End of a Year Self Defense Family stands apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotional rather than heavy in sound.

After first gaining attention through a full-length on seminal hardcore label Revelation Records, End of a Year Self Defense Family took to the 7”EP format with a rare zeal. The result was EP’s and splits from a dozen labels in half-a-dozen countries. Genuinely uninterested in genres and expectations, End of a Year Self Defense Family released these records on a wide variety of labels while touring the world over.

Building on the post everything sound they've continued to pioneer, End of a Year Self Defense Family returns to the full-length format with boundless creative energy. "You Are Beneath Me" is the band’s most focused work to date. Expanding greatly on the recent 7"EP material they’ve built their name on. Dense and anxiety-ridden, "You Are Beneath Me" approaches punk in a hyper-personal and singularly artistic manner. Not afraid to be confrontational, honest, and pure in every way. Proving that End of a Year Self Defense Family continue to be a true breath of fresh air in today's independent music world.
Give
Give
Hailing from Washington, D.C., GIVE have brought a breath of fresh air to the punk/hardcore scene. Taking influences from Revolution Summer-era hardcore, but with an undeniable style of their own, GIVE aren’t following trends or trying to fit in; they’re just putting music and lyrics first, and putting everything they have into their notoriously explosive live shows. Having already offered up an amazing self-titled, self-released debut 12”, then touring the country extensively, and following that with two of 2010's most exciting 7" EPs, the band shows no signs of letting up -- staying connected to their eclectic influences of the past, but constantly evolving, dashing headfirst into uncharted futures. Moonflower / React! / Deranged Records.
Ringfinger
B/B/A/T from Newark DE
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/