New Jersey punks NIGHT BIRDS are streaming their heavily anticipiated third LP Mutiny at Muscle Beach today via Impose magazine who said of it, “An old-school punk voice rings loudly on this record. These songs, 12 in all, clocking in at 25-minutes, are infused with pure attitude bopping from melodic, singalong anthem choruses with killer backup vocals, to catchy surf sensibilities, to sickly fast three-chord bangers throughout.”
Mutiny at Muscle Beach is also now available for pre-order from Fat Wreck Chordsand will be officially released this Friday, October 2, 2015.
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 released a video for the title track “Mutiny at Muscle Beach” earlier this month. 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.
The band will embark on a run of US tour dates this fall starting on Friday, including supporting Dillinger Four on several dates. All dates can be seen below.
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door* (SOLD OUT)
10/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*
10/04 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
10/09 – Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church* (SOLD OUT)
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall of Music* (SOLD OUT)
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus* (SOLD OUT)
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