Rejoice, for Self Love is finally upon us. Not really, but do yourself a sonic favor and head over to VICE to stream the highly-anticipated (especially by us) two-track split that features two of our very favorite bands, Touche Amore and the eternally prolific Self Defense Family, working as one spectacular, chaotic musical outfit. It’s everything one could hope a mash-up of two of Deathwish’s darlings would produce. Expect a gushing review shortly. This AND the Self Defense Family/Creative Adult split are both out March 10 on Deathwish. Order them here and here, respectively.
But wait! There’s more! Under the cut check out a new track from Westkust (members of Makthaverskan, on tour with Self Defense Family and Creative Adult right now. SDF is everywhere. Succumb.), a new LP from Lady Lamb, and a catchy new track from Death Cab for Cutie.
Run For Cover Records just announced that they’ve signed Swedish punks Makthaverskan’s sister band Westkust and will be releasing their debut full-length Last Forever will be out late this summer (earlier in their native Sweden). Here is the first single “Swirl.”
Next up is the latest track shared from Death Cab for Cutie’s new LP, Kintsugi, out March 31st. This is the band’s first effort without long-time member Chris Walla, and it sounds like they’re doing just fine without him. This track has been playing nonstop for me, and Kintsugi is easily one of my most-anticipated of the year.
Lastly is all of Lady Lamb’s new full-length After, out March 3 via Mom + Pop. Stream it via Spotify and enjoy some killer songwriting (particularly “Violet Clementine,” holy shit). Pick up a copy and be sure to catch a live show if you’re able.