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Self Defense Family

Self Defense Family: SincerelySincerely (2006)
Revelation Records

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End of a Year establish economical expressions of early emo on Sincerely (their name is an Embrace song title after all, which they admit right out in the liner notes). The songs, while taking influence from Rites of Spring (a comparison the band will refute but consistently garner) and early Braid .


End of a Year establish economical expressions of early emo on Sincerely (their name is an Embrace song title after all, which they admit right out in the liner notes). The songs, while taking influence from Rites of Spring (a comparison the band will refute but consistently garner) and early Braid (especially in the vocalist's very young Bob Nanna-like strain [notably, "Darnel" and "You Better Work"]), manage to be simultaneously straight-forward and jumpy, a juxtaposition that helps give the record its intrigue.

It's obvious from the get-go of the 11-song, 28-minute Sincerely that the band is not beating around the bush. The grinding, twisting and overall moving beginning of the disc in "The Browns" find the vocalist immediately yelling "Lonesome no more!" Like here, there isn't a whole lot of noodliness on the album, just usually raw, vocally-propelled mid-tempo romps that know when to end, even while occasionally giving off some unique guitar squalls here and there.

Sincerely is definitely a record largely by and for music nerds, especially as evidenced by recommendations after the lyrics of every song in the liner notes (sample recs: Vonnegut, 108, Botch, Jawbreaker, Lungfish). In that sense its reach is rather limited, but everyone within that grasp is likely to be pulled in easy.

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Anonymous (July 22, 2006)

The BEST band in albany hands down.

Anonymous (July 20, 2006)

did your singers penis really explode? it could happen.

Anonymous (July 20, 2006)

"Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 7:33 PM (EDT)
Really poor stuff. Early emo was and is much better."

that's why revelation signed us! we wern't trying to be 'emo'. we just happen to like some of those bands. thanks everyone else for the kind comments!

BizzleBrizzle (July 20, 2006)

This record is perfect, I love it.

Anonymous (July 20, 2006)

Great REAL emo.

Anonymous (July 19, 2006)

the singers penis exploded

dietcokeofpunk (July 19, 2006)

you bet your sweet ass it's emo...

Anonymous (July 18, 2006)

Really poor stuff. Early emo was and is much better.

Anonymous (July 18, 2006)

one of the best punk bands around today.

Anchors (July 18, 2006)

Dudes put on an absolutely killer live show.

tapemarks_and_brakelights (July 18, 2006)

shit, i forgot this album was coming out so soon.

i mean, jeez, i just heard "disappear here" MAYBE month ago.

these guys are so fucking good. i can't wait to listen to this.

etwiels88 (July 18, 2006)

Great guys and a really enjoyable listen. Please listen to this album.

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