The collaborative two-track album builds to a climax that'll please even the most jaded of hardcore fans.
Self Defense Family has been keeping the post-hardcore spirit alive since 2003, and their involvement with legendary hardcore label Deathwish Inc. has only bolstered their reputation. The same goes for Touché Amoré—a band who has, at times, single handedly maintained the integrity of screamo. Put these two well-rooted bands in a studio together, and you've got yourself a collaborative seven-inch featuring more than 15 musicians putting their all into two chaotic tracks.
The A-side, "Circa 95," is a seamless blend of Self Defense Family's cynical attitude and Touché Amoré's proclivity for emo. The second track, "Low Beams," is slower and more sprawling—it builds to a climax that'll please even the most jaded of hardcore kids. Check it out.