Some members of various Fat Wreck Chords bands recently sat down with Brooklyn Vegan to talk about their favorite albums of the year. Check out the lists from members of Good Riddance, Western Addiction, Night Birds, Direct Hit, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes here.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
New Jersey punks Night Birds have announced a string of supporting tour dates for their latest album, Roll Credits. They will be hitting every side of the country, including a stop at FEST.
You can view a full list of dates and locations below.
Roll Credits is the first new release for the Night Birds since the 2016 release of Who Killed Mike Hunchback?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:12 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Give the Night Birds latest concoction a listen below.
This is the first new release for the Night Birds since the 2016 release of Who Killed Mike Hunchback? If you’re a fan of Black Flag or Dead Kennedy’s you’ll enjoy these guys.
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:31 AM (PST) by KCRaniero
The first release from Night Birds since 2016’s Who Killed Mike Hunchback?, this nihilistic track features “King of Punk” Jerry A. of Portland hardcore punk band Poison Idea.
If you’re into music reminiscent of Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, you can check out the new song below.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:04 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Fat Wreck Jersey surf punk band Night Birds have announced the release of their new album Roll Credits out September 21. You can pre-order the digital album here, and they are kicking off the release by streaming the first single off the album, “My Dad is the BTK”.
This is Night Birds’ first release in nearly three years, and they’ve brought along their old friend and guitarist Mike Hunchback to join in the fun, for the first time playing as a five-piece, resulting in a powerful punching-guitar sound and adding a little depth to the rhythm that the band will carry with them on the road.
Night Birds is calling this the “ultimate summer of 2018 jam”, perfect for BTK’n poolside or relaxing with your toes in the sand. Give it a listen and check out the band’s beach party schedule below.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 4:54 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
New Jersey punks Night Birds have announced some East coast and Midwest shows that are scheduled for late September and October. These will be the band’s last shows of 2017 and then they will be taking their recently-announced break from touring. You can check out the tour dates below.
Night Birds last released Mutiny at Muscle Beach in 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can see the list of shows below.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 3:22 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The band last released an EP titled Who Killed Mike Hunchback? on October 7th through Fat Wreck Chords. Their latest album Mutiny at Muscle Beach came out in 2015.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:02 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
The six-song EP is the second release in the Fat Wreck Chords Original Demo Series, and features songs recorded with the band’s first guitarist, Mike Hunchback. It’s due out October 7th, and you can pre-order your copy right here.
The latest full-length album from Night Birds is their 2015 release, Mutiny at Muscle Beach.
Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
As someone who has attended Punk Rock Bowling the last several years, I was nearly heartbroken when I was unable to make the annual trip this year. I was even more heartbroken when I saw a few of the bands on the lineup, including one I had never seen before – Dillinger Four. After a little bit of “well, what if we drove into Vegas for one day” hypothesizing, I discovered that Dillinger Four announced an LA date prior to PRB weekend with support from one of my favorite bands, Off With Their Heads. A decision was made and tickets were purchased the moment they went on sale.
The opening acts were a bonus to an already incredible show. Many of my fellow DS writers love Night Birds, so I was excited to finally check them out live. Toys That Kill always put on a great show, and Rough Kids opened the night. On that Friday, when I knew many of my friends would be in Vegas, I grabbed my camera and headed to The Echoplex here in Los Angeles.
Each band put on a great set. Rough Kids announced this was technically their “record release,” as it was the first show they played since putting out their latest self-titled LP. Night Birds exploded onto the stage with lots of energy, living up to the expectations I had going into the night. Toys That Kill were a great mid-point of the show, playing an lively set that got everyone moving as the crowd got larger. Off With Their Heads, my personal highlight of the evening, ripped through their set as they are known to do, with a lot of power and a little bit of sarcasm. I was especially thrilled that they strayed away from the set list I saw before they took the stage and ended up throwing in a few of my favorite songs. Lastly, Dillinger Four showed why they are punk rock legends. Even though they do not tour the west coast often, the crowd welcomed them with open arms and knew how lucky they were to be at this show. Overall, a great night for punk rock, especially for those of us who had to miss out on PRB this year.
Check out the full gallery from the show below!
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Check out their list here.
Greys upcoming sophomore full-length album, Outer Heaven, is due out April 22nd on Carpark Records (US) and Buzz Records (Canada)
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 5:59 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 2:47 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
It’s almost time for the 6th annual Pouzza Fest! Well, by “almost time,” I mean it’s only 6 months away, but it’s time to start getting excited! The organizers have announced the dates and the first wave of bands that will playing the 2016 festival. It’s set to take place from May 20th-22nd in Montreal with the lineup including Sick Of It All, Suicide Machines (playing Destruction by Definition), Night Birds, The Copyrights, and many more. You can get all the details including the current full lineup as well as early bird tickets here.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
New Jersey punks Night Birds have released a music video for their song “(I’m) Wired,” taken from their latest album Mutiny at Muscle Beach. The video is dedicated to Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle, who is sadly no longer with us.
You can check the video out and find details on the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Mutiny at Muscle Beach was released on October 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords. The LP served as a follow-up to Night Birds’ 2013 full-length Born To Die In Suburbia.
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:33 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Okay, we all know the deal here. Night Birds are a modern punk rock band from New Jersey, but they play punk rock like they’re from Southern California in the early 1980’s. They’re great, and no one should ever tell you otherwise. Mutiny at Muscle Beach is their third full length record, and it’s fantastic.
I could waste your time telling you how much Mutiny at Muscle Beach sounds like the logical follow up to both The Other Side of Darkness and Born to Die in Suburbia, but I won’t. Instead, I live tweeted my initial reactions I had during my first listen of the album, edited them into semi-coherent thoughts, and turned those into a track-by-track review. I’ve added in new thoughts I’ve had since that first listen for further clarity. Here we go.
Either the vocals are mixed weird, or my headphones are messed up. Vocals aside, holy shit this song rips. If this is how the album begins, I’m stoked for the rest.
“Life Is Not Amusement to Me”
Track 2 already? Maybe I’m just dumb but the title seems a little grammatically awkward. The chorus is super catchy though. Whoa, was that an organ? This rules. [Author’s Note: It’s been brought to my attention that I overlooked the fact that the title is in reference to a scene from Social Distortion and Youth Brigade’s tour-doc Another State of Mind. Oops, that one is on me.]
Okay, I’ve heard this one before. Solid jam. Admittedly a little less exciting than the first two songs… I wonder if that’s because I’ve already heard it. [Yes, that’s exactly it]. Oh hey it turns out that my headphones weren’t fully plugged in. Everything sounds fine now.
“Lapsed Catholics Need Discipline”
[Wonderful], it sounds like it’d fit right in on Born to Die in Suburbia. Which is to say, “classic Night Birds.”
“In the Red / In the Black”
Almost halfway through the album and still no slower songs [like “Nazi Gold” or “The Less The Merrier”]. This excites me. This chorus, Goddamn. Hold up, was that a clip from the TV edit of The Big Lebowski? This is everything.
“Golden Age of TV”
I can’t get over that “meet a stranger in the alps” line from the end of the last song, I’m not even paying attention to this one. I’m probably missing so many Seinfeld references right now. [Not many Seinfeld references that I caught in this one, but at the end of the song there is a clip from Heil Honey, I’m Home!, an obscure 1990’s British sitcom that lasted all of one episode]
“Mutiny at Muscle Beach”
Another one I’ve heard before. The intro still throws me off. It reminds me of all the [1980s] punk bands that went metal three albums in. The rest of the track is straight up early Adolescents though, and the video for this song is great, too [you know, if you like slasher films].
“Son of Dad”
The transition to this song is just as smooth as “Born to Die in Suburbia” and “Modern Morons.” Excellent work. Oh wait… “Son of Dad” is totally from Seinfeld, isn’t it? Yeah, it totally is.
“Off the Grid”
Classic Ramones count off. And these backing vocals in the chorus remind me of early 90’s Screeching Weasel. So… basically, Night Birds wrote a Ramones-core song, but you know, it still sounds like Night Birds. [CJ Ramone contributed guest vocals to this album! How did I forget that?!]
Kind of a mainstream reference there, innit? This song is much poppier than expected. The “la la la” bit in the chorus is kind of funny. Poppy or not, this song is great. There’s some wonderful imagery going on here. [After a few more listens, I now understand that this is a Dr. Strangelove reference.]
Oh phew. I was worried there for a second that there wasn’t going to be an instrumental on this album. I never thought I’d enjoy instrumental songs all that much, but I’m always 100% into it when it’s done by Night Birds.
“Left in the Middle”
I know this one! This is on Fat Music Vol. 8. It’s true what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That rule definitely applies to this song. What a great way to end an album. “Oblivious” and “Golden Opportunity” are both great, but this one blows them out of the water.
So there you have it. Mutiny at Muscle Beach is a triumph of an album. Night Birds rule, and if you disagree, you’re wrong.
5 / 5
RIYL: Adolescents, OFF!, Agent Orange
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:07 PM (PST) by jaystone
“Mutiny at Muscle Beach” is Night Birds’ third full-length, but it marks their Fat Wreck Chords debut. It’s due out this coming Friday (October 2nd) and marks their first release since 2013’s “Born To Die In Suburbia” (Grave Mistake Records).