This is the second installment of Self Defense Family‘s “Island Series” of recordings. Recorded at “Sundlaugin” in Mosfellsbær, Iceland the studio owned by the band Sigur Ros. The session was engineered by Birgir Jón “Biggi” Birgisson.
“Provocative” is one of the best words to use when describing Self Defense Family. With this release, vocalist/lyricist Patrick Kindlon and Company continue down their well worn path of satire on the human condition. Here they offer up two new soul searching tales, fueled by tongue in cheek wit and teeth clashed angst.
In both songs that make up this release, discordant melodies expand and contract around lackadaisical percussion, while Kindlon emotes and laments with true passion. There’s no question, Self Defense Family still wear their DC influence well, but now it’s tattered and torn; it’s taking on their own shape. Melodic and infectious, inspiring yet at the same time, uniquely depressing. These songs are soundtrack for the solemn grey area in all of our lives. Another amazing release from one of the most interesting bands out there today.