An honor to be warming up the stage once again for the almighty DESCENDENTS.
SAT 08.05.17 / Norfolk, VA
@ The NorVa
w/ The Bronx + Night Birds
SUN 09.10.17 / Providence, RI
@ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
w/ Night Birds + Berri Txarak
tickets to all our upcoming shows can be found here: http://www.fatwreck.com/
Some big news from Night Birds camp: Starting in November we will be taking a break from playing live shows to focus on families and that domesticated suburbia life. We’re very happy to announce that our own Joe & Maya have some babies dropping later this year. Mazal Tov! It’s difficult to believe we’re approaching the 8-year (HOLY SHIT!) mark of countless weekends and damn near every vacation day from our jobs out on the road, all over the map. It’s time to mow the lawn and take the kids to Disneyland, but we’ll be back soon with some tricks up our sleeves.
With that said, the break doesn’t start for a few months, so we’ll be cramming in a few shows before hibernation, in addition to the Jersey City, Boston, and Philly shows we have planned for later in July (you can buy tickets to those here: http://www.fatwreck.com/
“Here’s to those who wish us well, and those who don’t can go to hell.” – Elaine Benes
Night Birds are heading down-under for our first time as support for Clowns.
SUN 6/4 – Perth @ The Boston
THU 6/8 – Gold Coast @ Miami Shark Bar
FRI 6/9 – Brisbane @ The Zoo
SAT 6/10 – Newcastle @ The Small Ballroom
SUN 6/11 – Sydney @ Imperial Hotel
MON 6/12 – Wollongong @ Urge Records (PUBLIC HOLIDAY, W/O CLOWNS)
THU 6/15 – Adelaide @ Enigma
FRI 6/16 – Hobart @ The Brisbane Hotel
SAT 6/17 – Melbourne @ The Corner
Heading down to Texas and Mexico in just a few days. Won’t you come join us?
FRI 2/10 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/Drakulas
SAT 2/11 – Dallas, TX @ RBC w/Drakulas
SUN 2/12 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown w/Drakulas
MON 2/13 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura w/Drakulas
TUE 2/14 – Monterrey, MX @ Central
THU 2/16 – San Luis Potosi, MX @ Loud
FRI 2/17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Foro Independencia
SAT 2/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Alicia
Mike Hunchback was Night Birds’ guitarist when the band started, before PJ Russo took over. Our parting of ways was very amicable and we remain close pals. Mike continues to reside in Brooklyn, NY, runs a rad record shop, and plays in a band called Screeching Weasel. These (songs on this 7″) are some demos we recorded in preparation for some of our early records. Two of these tracks are especially interesting, in my opinion, because they contain Mike playing everything and even singing on a pair of tunes he had written for the band. Reminds me a bit of the first Misfits single, Cough/Cool, which I think is what led to us “borrowing” the entire layout to the classic Glenn Danzig Who Killed Marilyn? EP. Good thing this is a limited run, because I think the inevitable cease and desist would have led to making it pretty limited anyway. I suggest buying these things up quickly before Glenn has ‘em melted down and Fat Wreck is forced to have a pair of pants made out of them. (Out this fall on www.fatwreck.com).
Night Birds are playing shows with the DESCENDENTS! Can’t tell you how excited we are about sharing the stage with a band who was a total game changer for each of us.
Sat. 10/8 – NYC, NY @ PlayStation Theater w/ DESCENDENTS, FUCKED UP, NIGHT BIRDS
Thu. 10/13 – Philly, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DESCENDENTS, FUCKED UP, NIGHT BIRDS
Sat. 10/15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore w/ DESCENDENTS, FUCKED UP, NIGHT BIRDS
We’ve lightened our show load for the summer a bit to catch up with life junk, but we have some rad stuff brewing and will share with you soon enough. We just put up a new skate deck for sale in our webstore – supplies are limited so pick one up NOW if you want one.
2015 is coming to a close and we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for picking up our new album, coming to see us on tour, the daily deliveries of nude fan art we receive, the countless copies of original Misfits records you’ve sent us, and all the bad iPhone photos you’ve posted of us on Instagram. It’s cliche, but we really feel fortunate to be able to do what we love and have anyone give a damn, so thanks for that.
We’ve just spent 8 of the last 12 weekends (while working our day jobs of construction, customer service, screen printing, and electrical engineering in between) on the road hustling our new album, “MUTINY AT MUSCLE BEACH”, and it’s been a hoot. No sign of letting up either, ready to rip into the new year.
In the past couple of months we released videos for the title track to the new album (see that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RpKPBPasNw ) …
as well as a video for the album’s opening track, “(I’M) WIRED” (see that one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-855SaViI )…
While we were out in Vancouver we had a chance to sit down with one of our all time favorite interviewers (and then he had a stroke the very next day! We assume NO responsibility for that, but wish our new friend a speedy recovery) and you can check that out here: (link removed)
While in Toronto Brian and Fucked Up frontman, Damian Abraham, sat down in our filthy van to discuss turning out a punk, and you can listen to that here: https://audioboom.com/boos/3955527-episode-58-brian-gorsegner-night-birds-splitting-headache-forward-to-death
Our pal Dave Brown just put out a rad new photo book called “ADULT CRASH 2″ and it comes with a 7” compilation featuring VIOLENT REACTION, GOVERNMENT WARNING, BARGE, & NIGHT BIRDS (we cover an Effigies song). You can purchase that here: http://vcrecs.bigcartel.com/product/adult-crash-2-book-7-red-vinyl-early-bird-pre-order
Lastly, If you want to buy our new record, or tee shirts, or whatever, you can do so here: http://dorkrockcorkrod.com/NB_merch.html
2016 (so far) will see a 3 week “MUTINY AT MUSCLE BEACH” European tour, a chunk of dates with one of the first punk bands I ever heard, some insane festivals, and the inaugural hot gluing of the Tesco Vee bobble-head (a gift from Nardwuar) to our van’s dashboard.
Drink more coffee, spray paint a Night Birds dagger on a cop car, and have a happy new year y’all.