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Defeater has never been afraid to take it to the next level- an initial concept hardcore album has grown into 6 studio releases, each building on the foundation of the other to transcend genre and subject matter, connecting with fans all over the world. The latest chapter in the Defeater universe, their Self-Titled fifth LP, showcases the band at their most fully-realized, and most raw. Defeater (vocalist Derek Archambault, guitarists Jake Woodruff and Adam Crowe, bassist Michael Poulin, and drummer Joe Longobardi) has had a good run already.

However, it's also been a long road. Years of touring took their toll on the friends that make up the current lineup- family, health, and substance abuse issues, and ejecting a longtime member, made a touring hiatus necessary. After a few months at home, working and decompressing, the fire to write a new record caught everyone in a major way.

With members scattered across the US and Europe playing in multiple other projects, the songs were traded remotely at first. Every few months the group got together to synthesize and distill their ideas. The process let the songs marinate and mature, while retaining their spontaneity. This was a first for a band usually forced into shorter writing sessions, and led to the most organic batch of songs yet- songs that stretch the boundaries of the group while remaining classically "Defeater". The instrumentation is complimented by a new narrative approach, inhabiting Archambault's own "Glass family" (an homage to the J.D. Salinger characters) in a more enigmatic way.

To capture the songs that would become "Defeater", the band partnered with producer/engineer/force of nature Will Yip (Quicksand, La Dispute, Blacklisted, Ms. Lauren Hill) whose enthusiasm and talent pushed the songs to their fullest potential. What emerged from these sessions is the most devastating, yet sonically arresting, Defeater record to date. It's as pummeling as it is atmospheric, showcasing a band continually rediscovering itself and still hungry.

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  1. 4.20.2019
    Leipzig, Germany
    Leipziger Messe GmbH
  2. 4.21.2019
    Praha 5-Smíchov, Czech Republic
    Futurum Music Bar
  3. 4.22.2019
    Budapest, Hungary
    Budapest
  4. 4.23.2019
    Wien, Austria
    Arena Wien
  5. 4.24.2019
    Munich, Germany
    FEIERWERK KRANHALLE

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Our tour with Dead Swans and Swain is coming up quick! https://t.co/p3sF7ZS1aW

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Hitting the road in May with @bornwobonesband, One Step Closer & @kindlingband!

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breakfast was €6.90, the cab was €6.66, and rent at the flat we woke up in is €420/mo. BERLIN. ITS ALL HAPPENING. LETS PARTY TONIGHT.

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breakfast was €6.90, the cab was €6.66, and rent at the flat we woke up in is €420/mo. BERLIN. ITS ALL HAPPENING. LETS PARTY TONIGHT.

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Crossing the “t”s and dotting the...lowercase “j”s before tour starts on Friday. Can’t wait to see you, it’s been s… https://t.co/j8D2WQ67vP

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new @puptheband makes me want to shotgun a beer and cry

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I want a costume to wear for these shows. Maybe I can find a cool cape or something. https://t.co/7YdNio6F1I

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@defeater

breakfast was €6.90, the cab was €6.66, and rent at the flat we woke up in is €420/mo. BERLIN. ITS ALL HAPPENING. LETS PARTY TONIGHT.

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Crossing the “t”s and dotting the...lowercase “j”s before tour starts on Friday. Can’t wait to see you, it’s been s… https://t.co/j8D2WQ67vP

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new @puptheband makes me want to shotgun a beer and cry

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@defeater

I want a costume to wear for these shows. Maybe I can find a cool cape or something. https://t.co/7YdNio6F1I

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@defeater

New lyric vid for “Stale Smoke” up at https://t.co/Ch6uianYhK. Thankyou for listening. Let’s rip. https://t.co/u8JHVABWCZ

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@defeater

Tickets of our northeast record release shows w/ @kindlingband , One Step Closer & @bornwobonesband are going quick… https://t.co/XjNIT8gar0

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@defeater

Our tour with Dead Swans and Swain is coming up quick! https://t.co/p3sF7ZS1aW

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@defeater

Hitting the road in May with @bornwobonesband, One Step Closer & @kindlingband!

Boston - https://t.co/nbF5SyHpoJ
H… https://t.co/DEA8pr7h1Q

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Thank you to @Spotify for including our new song in their New Punk Tracks playlist. Tons of rad bands on there so g… https://t.co/jKRPl5QtmP

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