Restorations, Self Defense Family

Restorations

Self Defense Family

Kite Party

Sun, April 8, 2012

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

The Barbary

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

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Restorations
Restorations
At a time when the music world is saturated with more bands than ever, Restorations are a refreshing change of pace: An act who undeniably embody the DIY spirit but also bring along a real breadth of musical knowledge and an unlikely set of influences that somehow manage to work perfectly together. Equal parts punk rock and polemics, Restorations is a unique group of musicians that's difficult to categorize and even harder to get out of your head.
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.
Kite Party
Kite Party
"Originally self-released by Kite Party in July of 2011 as a show-only CD for an August tour with good friends Tigers Jaw, Baseball Season was recorded and produced by Kyle Pulley (Grandchildren, Dangerous Ponies, Tough Knuckles, Snakes Say Hisss, Band Name) at The Headroom in Philly. The record - which is the follow up Kite Party's 2009 EP Wish Mountain - features nine engaging songs that mate the inventiveness of indie rock and the playful nature of pop with emo's tendency toward twinkly, intertwining guitars and epic song structures. The band wraps it all up in a staunch DIY ethic and the spirit of punk, making for a terrific debut that will appeal to music fans across the board."
Venue Information:
The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.myspace.com/thenewbarbary