New Jersey punks NIGHT BIRDS shared the video for their upcoming album’s title track “Mutiny at Muscle Beach” via Bloody-Disgusting. Directed by rising horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina, best known for his 2014 film Call Girl of Cthulhu, the video features exactly the short of bloodshed you’d expect from the horror-influenced punks. Mutiny at Muscle Beach is also now available for pre-order from Fat Wreck Chords ahead of its October 2, 2015 release.
Mutiny at Muscle Beach, Night Bird’s third full-length and first for Fat Wreck Chords, was recorded at engineer Mitch Rackin’s Seaside Lounge Recording Studio in Brooklyn and produced by former Doc Hopper frontman Chris Pierce, who has previously worked with The Ergs!, The Measure [SA] and others. Like their previous LPs, 2011’s The Other Side of Darkness and 2013’s Born to Die in Suburbia (both on Grave Mistake Records), Mutiny at Muscle Beach is chock full of pop culture references from Kids in the Hall to professional wrestling to Seinfeld to horror movies and was recorded analog, forcing each member to be as proficient as possible. One again, Night Birds serve up exactly the sort of ADD-addled, surf-influenced punk rock they have built their name on. Cover art and tracklisting are below.
Night Birds will embark on a run of US tour dates this fall, including supporting Dillinger Four on several dates and can be seen below.
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door^
10/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird^
10/04 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon^
10/09 – Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall of Music*
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus*
10/17 – Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion w/ Executors, Hot Blood, No Parole
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
10/31 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
11/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts, Flying Faders
11/21 – Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Craft Brewery
11/27 – Brattleboro, VT @ Headroom Stages w/ Negative Approach, Dropdead, Child Bite
11/28 – Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Casanovas in Heat
12/03 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS, The Loss, Wolfgang Fuck
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans
12/05 – Portland, OR @ Black Water
^ = w/ Dillinger Four, The Brokedowns
* = w/ Dillinger Four