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Listen to Defeater’s latest opus via their Bandcamp stream!

Defeater - Letters Home

This isn’t the first time that we’ve waxed lyrical about Massacusetts based hardcore band Defeater, and we doubt it’ll be the last. Letters Home, their new album, has been highly anticipated by us for a long while and now it’s finally available for streaming on label Bridge Nine’s Bandcamp page.

Renowned for their captivating and comprehensive story telling, Defeater often choose to create their elaborate narratives around one of the most significant and catastrophic conflicts in human history: namely World War II. Their previous album Empty Days & Sleepless Nights is a raw and heartfelt depiction of two struggling working class brothers trying to adapt to life after they finished their service. Letters Home takes the same characters that we have become very familiar and intimate with by this point and focuses on their experiences during the war. In that way, Letters Home has a lot more in common with their debut album Travels.
Vocalist Derek Archambault says:

[quote-symbol symbol1]Inspiration for this record came from a few places. Much like with Lost Ground, these stories are based around my two grandfathers’ service in WWII .” He continued, “Musically the record hearkens back to Travels and Lost Ground. EDSN was a bit of a departure for us, and I think we took some good chances on that record butLetters Home brings it back to why we started this band in the first place five years ago.

Letters Home is released today via Bridge Nine Records, and the band are currently supporting it on the Vans Warped Tour, along with bands like The Chariot, August Burns Red and Oh, Sleeper.

Do you wish that more bands infused their music with stronger narratives like Defeater do? Are you disappointed by this release? Sound off in the comments!

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