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Self Defense Family are one of the most interesting bands in contemporary independent music. Self Defense– the simpler name they also often go by– are a musical collective formed in 2003 in Albany, New York and now spread across two US coasts and Europe. Their musical output is as varied as their curiosity and ambition. At first profoundly influenced by revolution summer and melodic Dischord bands, in recent years the band has grown into a new phase. This evolution has seen them explore post-hardcore territory also occupied by Lungfish and Wilderness, as well as delve into alt-country reminiscent of the Drive-By Truckers.
This EP is the first of two forthcoming duets records Iron Pier is releasing for the band. In both records, longtime 'family' member Caroline Corrigan takes the lead or shares vocal duties with usual family singer Patrick Kindlon. "You Are Beneath Her" consists of four songs sung by Corrigan; three songs taken from Self Defense's "You Are Beneath Me" sessions and one song re-recorded soon after. All four songs have been remastered in 2013.
01. Jeni Leigh
02. Eric Hall
03. Philip Jose Farmer
04. Marissa Wendelovske