Sludge-pop duo Tweak Bird released their new EP Undercover Crops this month via Volcom Entertainment. The band, who is currently wrapping up an extensive tour with the Melvins, has unveiled a new video for the track “the Weight.”
Filmed at the American Legion Hall in Highland Park, CA, Tweak Bird’s music video for “The Weight” captures the intensity of the band’s live performance balanced with imagery of exploring the need for release.
Brothers Ashton and Caleb Bird, now based in Los Angeles by-the-way-of Southern Illinois, have been making loud, heavy music together for a better part of a decade in various incarnations. Undercover Crops was recorded over a long weekend in June with Toshi Kasai and features seven catchy, melodic and poppy, yet very heavy, stoned-out and shoe gazing tracks.
Praise for Tweak Bird:
“‘People’ mixes a Big Business bazooka blast, some classic Southern rock choogle, and some daisy-sniffing Meat Puppets harmonies. – SPIN
“Tweak Bird is sure to have fans of Black Sabbath and Boba Fett sharing enthusiastic high-fives.” – My Old Kentucky Blog
“Produced by the Deaf Nephews (Dale Crover from the Melvins and Toshi Kasai from Big Business), the album record follows in a similar path to their LA cronies/production team; big drums, big riffs, and hidden pop sweetness.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“The guys take prog, give it a psychedelic edge, and tumble dry with scorched desert air….Tweak Bird – the band and the album – will mesmerize you. Seeing them live will make you a fan in seconds flat.” – Delusions Of Adequacy
“Heavy metal thunder, recommended unreservedly for fans of early QOTSA and Black Mountain” – Mojo
“Illinois duo please the metal gods with [their] skronking debut… the perfect album for anyone who thinks Josh Homme went soft when he ditched Nick Oliveri” – Q
“Tweak Bird, featuring two brothers from Southern Illinois who traffic in prog and stoner rock, melding a little Melvins with a little bit of Tool.” – Noisecreep
“Tweak Bird has continued to push the limits of sonic landscape. They are nothing if not daring.” – Pop Matters
“Sounds like they have lived on a diet of [Melvins], the first four Rush records, and a bunch of peyote, it all makes perfect sense.” – Impose Magazine