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.
You can catch Night Birds on ALL(!) 4 shows of the East Coast “Hypercaffium Spazzinate” tour this October, including NYC, Boston, Philly, and Baltimore. Stoked. See you there…
PS. Amanda Gorsegner was kind enough to sketch this bad boy up for us with the OK from our main man Chris Shary. Thanks Amanda & Chris.
Thu. 10/6 – Boston, MA @ The Royale w/ DESCENDENTS, BEACH SLANG, NIGHT BIRDS
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.
Holy shit! Here’s our first batch of record release shows for our new record “Mutiny At Muscle Beach” out Oct. 2nd on Fat Wreck Chords and they’re with the almighty Dillinger Four! Let’s fucking do this…
Fri. 10/2: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Sat. 10/3: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sun. 10/4: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Fri. 10/9: Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Sat. 10/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sun. 10/11: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
*All shows on sale Fri. Aug. 14th. www.google.com for further instruction*
(Flyer by Perry Shall)
And after those shows with D4, here are the rest we have planned:
Sat. 10/17: Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion
Sat. 10/24: Toronto, ON (Not Dead Yet Fest)
Fri. 10/30: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
Sat. 10/31: Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
Fri. 11/20: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts, Flying Faders
Sat. 11/21: Richmond, VA @ En Su Boca w/Iron Reagan, Red Death
Fri. 11/27: Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church w/Negative Approach, Drop Dead, Last World
Sat. 11/28: Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Negative Approach, Casanovas in Heat, Conmen
Sun. 11/29: Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/Negative Approach
Thu. 12/3: Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS
Fri. 12/4: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans
Sat. 12/5: Portland, OR @ Black Water
We are hitting the road next month with one of Canada’s finest, N0 PROBLEM. Check below for dates, help us spread the word, and come hang out!
Fri. 3/27 – East Setauket, NY @ East Setauket VFW w/ N0 PROBLEM, SPRAYNARD
Sat. 3/28 (early) – Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ N0 PROBLEM, CONMEN, LIFE PROBLEM
Sat 3/28 (late) – Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle w/N0 PROBLEM, BEAR TRAP, WOKLING
Sun. 3/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ N0 PROBLEM, SONIC POISON, NUCLEAR SANTA CLAUST
Mon. 3/30 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch w/ N0 PROBLEM, FUTURE DAMAGE
Tues. 3/31 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ N0 PROBLEM, MENTAL ABUSE, STAG PARTY
Wed. 4/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs w/ N0 PROBLEM
Thu. 4/2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop w/ N0 PROBLEM, THE S/CKS
Fri. 4/3 – Richmond, VA @ House Show w/ N0 PROBLEM, ORGASM, REACTOR 4
Sat. 4/4 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ N0 PROBLEM, PURE JUNK, WIDOWS WATCH
We’re pleased as punch to be headed out on the road with Municipal Waste and Torche this January. We’ll be hitting some familiar spots and some places we’ve never been to before. Come check it out if you are able.
We are still working on our next LP – we’re about halfway through writing it. You may even get a sneak peak of some of the songs if you see us on this upcoming tour.
Thursday 1/15/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage (No Torche)
Friday 1/16/2015 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Saturday 1/17/2015 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Sunday 1/18/2015 Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live
Monday 1/19/2015 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
Tuesday 1/20/2015 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Wednesday 1/21/2015 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
We’ll also be playing the following shows solo (no Municipal Waste or Torche) on the way back up to Jersey:
Thur 1/22/2015 – East Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/DINO’S BOYS, GH
Fri 1/23/2015 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/SLAPSHOT
Sat 1/24/2015 – Lancaster, PA @ ABAG
Just posted a new shirt for sale in our webstore. The artwork is by none other than Mr. Chris Shary who has done a ton of artwork for Descendents, All, and loads of other cool bands over the years. We originally printed these bad boys in blue, but this latest batch is in red. We also re-stocked all of our other shirt designs and sizes. Finally, if you check out our bandcamp website (now linked at the top of this page), you’ll find a few shirt bandcamp-exclusive (read: old designs we don’t sell anymore on this site) shirts in the merch section there.
Been a while since we updated this, whoops. Let’s get down to it.
We did a good chunk of touring and traveling this Spring / Summer. Thanks to anyone who came out to the shows or helped in anyway. We got to make it up to Canada, out to the West Coast, and over to Europe for our 2nd go around there, and we had a really great time.
Our all surf instrumental EP, MONSTER SURF, has since been released (and sold out) on Wallride Records, and we are currently hard at work on our 3rd full length album, set for release sometime in 2015 on Fat Wreck Chords. We are currently laying fairly low on the show front, because frankly we are sucky multi-taskers and wanted to really spend some quality time writing and demoing for the new album. We are, however, playing 3 shows at the Gainesville Fest this year, as long as we don’t have more babies or get struck with another hurricane (you know, like the last 2 years we’ve had to cancel)!
We also just restocked many shirt sizes in our webstore
and will be adding a new design in the next few days.
That’s about it for now. We’ll see you soon.
OK, first off, really excited to have TANKCRIMES releasing our first two albums, “THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS”, and “BORN TO DIE IN SUBURBIA” on cassette tape. They will be out April 15th.
After that will be the “MONSTER SURF” EP… Our records normally have 1 or 2 surf instrumental tunes on them… We’ve had the idea of doing a 4 song 7″ of all surf instrumentals for years now, and finally found some time this Winter to bust it out. Our long time pals WALLRIDE RECORDS will release a limited, one time pressing of 700 copies or “MONSTER SURF” on May 13th, just in time for a bunch of tour dates which you can find below…
Lastly, we are once again busy writing. We have completed our first couple new full band tunes for the first time in over a year (since the end of writing “BORN TO DIE IN SUBURBIA”)! We are slow writers, but we THINK we have an idea as to what we are writing towards and we are really excited. More info on that when we know more…
For now, come see us on tour this year! It’s been a while since we’ve been to a lot of these places so we are very eager to hit the road. Thanks for reading, we love you all…
*TOUR DATES (Including POUZZA FEST (Montreal), PUNK ROCK BOWLING (Vegas), THE FEST (Tampa / Gainesville), PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY (Slovenia), and IEPER FEST (Belgium)…
Tue. 4/15 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch w/ Government Flu, Real Cops, Executors
Fri. 4/25 – Trenton, NJ @ Millhill Basement
Thu. 5/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes w/ Aaron & the Burrs, Orations
Fri. 5/16 – Toronto, ON @ S.H.I.B.G.B’s w/ Hassler, Born Wrong, Love Canal
Sat. 5/17 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes w/ 7 Seconds, CJ Ramone, Chixdiggit
Wed. 5/21 – Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp w/ the Briefs
Thu. 5/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Fat Warehouse
Thu. 5/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ the Briefs, Western Addiction
Fri. 5/23 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ The Adicts, Leftover Crack
Sat. 5/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club w/ ALL, The Briefs, Toy Guitar (SOLD OUT)
Sun. 5/25 – LA, CA @ E7th w/ Neighborhood Brats, Rough Kids, Catholic Spit, Stoic Violence
Thu. 5/30 – NYC, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Anti Nowhere League, Cro Mags
Thu. 7/31 – Amsterdam (NED) @ Winston
Fri. 8/1 – Hamburg (GER) – Hafenklang
Sun. 8/3 – Brno (CZ) @ Kabinet Muz
Mon. 8/4 – Budapest (HU) @ Klub Trafik
Tue. 8/5 – Tolmin (SL) @ PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY w/ NOFX
Sat. 8/9 – Camden (UK) @ The Black Heart
Sun. 8/10 – Ieper (BEL) @ IEPER FEST
Mon. 8/11 – Helsinki (FI) @ Kuudes Linja
Thu. 10/30 – Tampa, FL @ Pre fest
Sat. 11/1 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
…AND MORE TO COME!