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Hometown: Troy, NY (USA)

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Your favorite band's favorite band, Cohoes New York's End of a Year 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 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 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 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 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 continue to be a true breath of fresh air in today's independent music world.

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Self Defense Family Try Me

Self Defense Family

Try Me (2014)

Deathwish

Self Defense Family The Corrections Officer In Me [EP]

Self Defense Family

The Corrections Officer In Me [EP] (2013)

Family Drugs

Self Defense Family I'm Going Through Some Shit [7-inch]

Self Defense Family

I'm Going Through Some Shit [7-inch] (2011)

Deathwish Inc

Self Defense Family You Are Beneath Me

Self Defense Family

You Are Beneath Me (2010)

Deathwish, Inc.

Self Defense Family End of a Year [7 inch]

Self Defense Family

End of a Year [7 inch] (2009)

Deathwish

Self Defense Family We Understand Europeans Are a Sexual People [7 inch]

Self Defense Family

We Understand Europeans Are a Sexual People [7 inch] (2007)

Blacktop

Self Defense Family Sincerely

Self Defense Family

Sincerely (2006)

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Current Releases

Self Defense FamilyDuets

Self Defense Family

Duets

September 23, 2014

Interviews

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Patrick Kindlon (End of a Year, Self Defense Family)

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Patrick Kindlon (Self Defense Family/End of A Year)

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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