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Boston hardcore act Defeater have released their fourth studio album, Abandoned on Epitaph

Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault’s lyrics. Abandoned is the most relentlessly raw and uncompromising chapter so far, powered by a renewed sense of artistic ambition and a plot twist no one expected.

Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault’s life, after he’d finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. Archambault’s surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters. The new album chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.

If anyone missed it / gives a shit, Derek has a new band called Rained In. find that shit on bandcamp and give it a listen.

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today our friends @SlowMassMusic released a ripper of an LP. get wild.

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attn internets. jake’s guitarring in @heartscapeband opening for @HopAlongtheband in durham NC tonight. get sassy.

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Boston hardcore act Defeater have released their fourth studio album, Abandoned on Epitaph

Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write ...

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Happy tenth birthday 🎂

All the love to @topshelfrecords & @Bridge9 for supporting our dumb asses from the start. https://t.co/negkPiHXmk

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Happy tenth birthday 🎂

Couldn’t have done it without Topshelf & B9 😘

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About to see @codeorangekids

Am I going to die?

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Happy tenth birthday 🎂

All the love to @topshelfrecords & @Bridge9 for supporting our dumb asses from the start. https://t.co/negkPiHXmk

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Happy tenth birthday 🎂

Couldn’t have done it without Topshelf & B9 😘

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@defeater

About to see @codeorangekids

Am I going to die?

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If anyone missed it / gives a shit, Derek has a new band called Rained In. find that shit on bandcamp and give it a listen.

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Music is tight

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@defeater

today our friends @SlowMassMusic released a ripper of an LP. get wild.

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@defeater

attn internets. jake’s guitarring in @heartscapeband opening for @HopAlongtheband in durham NC tonight. get sassy.

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We ain’t dead but old man Derek has a new band called Rained In.

www.rainedin.bandcamp.com

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