Self Defense Family announce ‘Heaven is Earth,’ premiere video

Experimental punk rock band Self Defense Family have announced that they will release their fifth full-length, Heaven is Earth, June 30 on Deathwish, Inc. The band premiered a music video for “Talia” — the first single from the upcoming album — at The A.V. Club. View the video, see the album’s track list, and view the band’s handful of summer tour dates below.

On Heaven is Earth, Self Defense Family worked with four prominent engineers at various studios. Recording personnel included Kurt Ballou (Converge), Will Killingsworth (Ampere), Mark Millar (Dinosaur Jr.), and Jon Low (Kurt Vile). While the album contains eight songs, an additional song — “Taxying” — is available as the b-side of the “Talia” single, which is also available through Deathwish.

Self Defense Family released their Try Me LP last year, followed by a split 7″ with Touché Amoré earlier this year.

Heaven is Earth Track List

1. In My Defense Self Me Defend
2. Talia
3. Prison Ring
4. Ditko
5. Everybody Wants A Prize For Feeling
6. Heaven is Earth
7. Basic Skills
8. Dave Sim

Self Defense Family Tour Dates

June 13  Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron Iron Pier Official Northside Showcase
June 12  Hamden, CT @ The Space
June 14  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Art Gallery
September 4-6  Melbourne, AUS @ Weekender Fest