Defiance, Ohio is an acoustic punk rock band from Bloomington, IN. They are known for their extensive touring and intense, enthusiastic live shows. They are named after the real town Defiance, Ohio. The band features a violin, cello, and double bass. The band is also known for being involved with fellow DIY-minded record label Plan-It-X Records (often touring with many bands on Plan-It-X Records and participating in multiple Plan-It-X Fests), as well as reoccurring anti-capitalist themes.
They have released four full length LPs, Share What Ya Got, The Great Depression, The Fear, the Fear, the Fear, and Midwestern Minutes in 2010, as well as a handful of split recordings. In the DIY spirit, much of their music is put out by the band themselves, producing their own CDs and CD-Rs, as well as allowing anyone to download all of their music for free from their website under a Creative Commons Attribute-NonCommerical-ShareAlike license . When not releasing their own music, the band works with independent record labels in order to produce their releases. Typically these have been smaller independent labels. However, the band has worked with the more notable though still staunchly independent No Idea Records.