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Self Defense Family / Have You Considered Punk Music
Album:Have You Considered Punk Music Collection:General
Artist:Self Defense Family Added:01/2019
Label:Run For Cover 

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Add Date:2019-01-15 Pull Date:2019-03-19 
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2019-01-11 
Self Defense Family – Have You Considered Punk Music?
RIYL: shame, The War On Drugs, Ceremony (The L-Shaped Man)
Favorite tracks: 4, 10
FCC: 1

Not exactly punk record, for anyone confused. “Have You Considered Punk Music” features an atmospheric, hollowed-out, lethargic form of rock. The band’s organization, featuring a rotating group of musicians, is audible: little flourishes of piano, trumpet, and synths add character to this melancholy mosaic.

1. (FCC: shit) The Supremacy of Pure Artistic Feeling (4:28) – slow, sparse
2. Certainty of Paradise (2:29) – sharp chords build to a slow burn, then fade out
3. No Analog Nor Precedent (4:04) – melodic piano flourishes, echo-y vocals
*4. Watcher at the Well (4:20) – lo-fi piano intro, dark post-punky synth
5. Nobody Who Matters Cares (4:32) – sing-songy repetition of title
6. Have You Considered Punk Music (4:42) – piano line wonders in and out of melody
7. Have You Considered Anything Else (4:22) – wavy synth, multiple breaks for layered, fuzzed-out spoken word
8. Raw Contempt (3:36) – slight twang sprinkled throughout
9. Slavish Devotion to Form (2:58) – stripped back to bare synths and light chimes
*10. The Right Kind of Adult (4:03) – Far away drum beat, a synthesized ukulele? Eclectic and bittersweet

Track Listing
1.The Supremacy Of Pure Artistic Feeling 6.Have You Considered Punk Music
2.Certainty Of Paradise 7.Have You Considered Anything Else
3.No Analog Nor Precedent 8.Raw Contempt
4.Watcher At The Well 9.Slavish Devotion To Form
5.Nobody Who Matters Cares 10.The Right Kind Of Adult