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Defeater


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.

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 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.

Events

Defeater 8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
Beat KitchenChicago, IL
Age Limit: 17+