From the small strange town of Denton, TX comes a small strange rock band called Birds of Night. Their new, self titled album is set to be released on April 21, 2015. This will be the third full album the band has produced in the past 4 years, and it’s by far their strongest and darkest work to date.
Photo: Kathy Tran
Birds of Night is an album that finds itself in many places on the diverse topography of rock and roll. It begins with the pounding relentless groove of “Dark”, then dives to the Sabbath-y fuzzed out haze of “Desert Reflections”, and closes with the heartbreaking space age anthem, “Asleep in the Pine.” It’s an album that was developed in the old tradition. The songs were written and played live for over a year before they were recorded, and the songs were tracked in 4 days. Birds of Night was masterfully produced by Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith at his studio, Redwood. Though the album meanders along a wide path of influences, Smith’s artistic production helped stamp a clear identity on the sound of the record and the band.
Birds of Night formed in late 2011. After releasing their jangley, sixties-inspired first album, Snaps they became a fixture in the Denton/Dallas/Ft. Worth music scene. The band released their second album We’re a Family Now in spring of 2013. Influential Dallas Culture blog Central Track named it one of the top DFW releases that year. In the past 2 years Birds of Night have supported acts like Mac Demarco, Thee Oh Sees, Diarrhea Planet, Tennis, The Love Language, and Futurebirds. After losing a drummer and guitar player, Andrew Rothlisberger (vocals, guitar) and Brooks Martin (bass) enlisted the help of Jon Aisner (drums) and Alex Adams (Guitar). The chemistry between them was undeniable, and it’s something that can be instantly picked up on during their live shows and within their upcoming album.
April 25 – Three Links – Dallas, TX (Record Release Show)
April 30 – Swan Dive – Austin, TX
May 1 – 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
Artist – Birds of Night
Album – Birds of Night
Release Date – April 21, 2015
Label – Self-Released
02. Live is Stoned
03. Marfa Skies
04. Big Shot
05. Desert Reflections
06. Some Kind Of Man
07. Asleep in the Pine
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