The Mel Bay Songbook!

Posted on January 7th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments

We are exited to announce the printing of The Defibulators Songbook by Mel Bay Publications! The 116 page book includes songs from Corn Money as well as 6 songs from our upcoming album. It also includes lead guitar tablature, fiddle transcriptions, photos, illustrations, and a bizarre DIY section called Metalbelly’s Woodshed.
It’s been an honor to collaborate […]

CACKALACKY! Music Video (dir. Alexis Boling)

Posted on September 18th, by thedefibs in News, videos. No Comments

New Song Premieres on My Old Kentucky Blog

Posted on September 1st, by thedefibs in News, press. No Comments

Read the post and listen to the track!

Union Pool with The Villalobos Brothers!

Posted on July 16th, by thedefibs in Shows. No Comments

Next NYC show: Katz’s 125th Anniversary/LES DayLife Fest!

Posted on May 22nd, by thedefibs in Shows. No Comments

New Vinyl Release!

Posted on February 14th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments


Listen to the first single from the new album!
on March 7th, CACKALACKY will be released as a 7″ with Pay For That Money as the B side. Available online & on our upcoming tour. 

VICE Shoutout

Posted on August 30th, by thedefibs in press. No Comments

The Debfibulators
The Defibs are Brooklyn’s kings of alt-country—just minus the “alt.” This is true, fiddle-driven Americana here. Their honest spin on rootsy bluegrass is refreshing and fun. With all the proggy pretenses stripped away and no pesky Jim O’Rourke-types complicating their sound, the Defibulators transport you to a Louisiana porch where ma’s vittles kiss the […]

Asbury Lanes tonite!

Posted on August 17th, by thedefibs in Uncategorized. No Comments

It’s New Jersey’s greatest rock n’ roll bowling alley.
Go already! Go now!
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209 4th Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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Next Show: The Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/ Gangstagrass

Posted on June 11th, by thedefibs in Uncategorized. No Comments

GANGSTAGRASS  Album Release Party!
@ The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave
(at Havemeyer St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Defibs at 10:30

Show Announcement: Highline Ballroom – May 31st

Posted on May 22nd, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Calling all Defibu-friends! Our next show will be at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, May 31st.  We’ll be opening for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.  Lukas has a new album out called Wasted and collaborated with his dad Willie on his newest release, Heroes.  Check out this cool interview they recently gave to […]

Live & Breathing: Cackalacky

Posted on April 18th, by thedefibs in Live Video. No Comments

Here’s the latest Defib video release by the badass crew at Live & Breathing.

Do yourself a solid and take a gander at the plethora of amazing videos on their site.

The 4th Annual BROOKLYN COUNTRY COOKOUT in Austin, TX!

Posted on February 26th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Visit for more info.

6-Week Tour Photos

Posted on February 15th, by thedefibs in photos, ROADBLOGS. No Comments

6 Weeks, 19 States, 45 gigs, and countless beers later, we made it back home from our longest tour yet. here are some snapshots.

Bele Chere 2010 (Pictures)

Posted on July 28th, by thedefibs in Shows. No Comments

This past weekend we played the Bele Chere Festival in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
Thanks to everyone who braved the heat and saw our set – we had a blast!

Go to our PHOTOS Page
See more pictures by this photographer HERE
(photos by Joe Longobardi)
And a couple more shots AQUI
(photos by john haldane)

new look…

Posted on June 15th, by thedefibs in Uncategorized. No Comments

On our 24 hour drive back to NYC from the Gulf Coast we stopped at a Wal-Mart to fix the AC in our van.
While we were there we tried on some dope specs – now we’re gonna start a new indie-art-rock band as a side project.

beards+glasses+cowpunk = …”TV on the Patio”
Look out, Brooklyn!

The Defibs Do Nashville!

Posted on June 9th, by thedefibs in Uncategorized. No Comments

Next week we’re rollin through Nashville for a show at 3rd & Lindsley.
We’re stoked to be heading back to nashvegas and playing this great venue.
Special thanks to Jim Alderdice at Ikon Artists for creating this awesome widget!

BAMA JAM! – Day 1

Posted on June 4th, by thedefibs in Uncategorized. No Comments

Official video compilation of Day 1 of Bama Jam. Look out for Defibs all up in it.
Tonight, Friday, we play our second set of the festival:
8pm on the Jagermeister stage.
Here’s a short interview we did for Verizon after our 1st set.  Roadblock is really excited to see Bocephus!
(you can tell cause his voice […]

Summer Tour and Festivals!

Posted on May 12th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

We’ll be playing all 3 days of this year’s Bama Jam! The fest takes place on 600 acres in Enterprise, AL.  Headliners include Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr.,  Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Guy, and more!
Check out the insane artist lineup of BAMA JAM!
We’ll be heading down there with our friends Stuckey & […]

HEE-HAW Screening and Texas Margaritas!

Posted on May 9th, by thedefibs in Random. No Comments

Djs Pancho & Lefty (aka Bug and T-Bone Bernardo) will be playing vintage country tracks and screening a classic episode of HEE-HAW tomorrow night (5/10) at Nita Nita in Williamsburg.  It’s Mexabilly Monday at Nita, and Sam and the gang will be serving up Tex-Mex tapas specials (like mashed sweet taters w/ chorizo),  and $4 […]


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The Mel Bay Songbook!
We are exited to announce the printing of The Defibulators Songbook by Mel Bay Publications! The 116 page book includes songs from Corn Money as...
Road Vines
Mountain Stage
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New Song Premieres on My Old Kentucky Blog
Read the post and listen to the track!