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Night Birds team with Jerry A of Poison Idea for “Onward to Obscurity” (listen)

Night Birds Roll Credits

Night Birds‘ new mini-LP Roll Credits comes out September 21 via Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order), and we’re premiering a new song from it, “Onward to Obscurity.” This one features Poison Idea frontman Jerry A, and here’s what Night Birds frontman Brian Gorsegner tells us about that:

We knew we wanted to invite someone to sing on the album, so when it came time to record “Onward to Obscurity,” only one person came to mind; Jerry A. from Poison Idea. They are collectively one of our favorite bands, and Jerry is hands down my all-time favorite hardcore vocalist. We figured who better to sing the most nihilistic song we’ve ever written than the King of punk, himself?

Night Birds’ sound has always been part ’80s hardcore and part ’90s skate punk, and this new one is no different. It’s also a total ripper; there aren’t a lot of modern bands that pull off this sound as naturally as Night Birds. Check it out below.

As mentioned, Night Birds are also touring, including shows with another great modern band who do justice to classic, melodic, driving punk: Marked Men offshoot Radioactivity. The shows with Radioactivity include Brooklyn’s Market Hotel on October 19 with Spiritual Cramp also on the bill (tickets). Night Birds also play NJ’s Asbury Park Brewery on November 9 with Primitive Lips, Executors, and Dark Thoughts (tickets); and November 10 with Conmen (tickets). In between the Brooklyn show and the NJ shows, they play The Fest. All dates are listed below.

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1. Pull the String
2. Onward to Obscurity
3. My Dad Is the BTK
4. I Need a Torch
5. The Day I Beat My Brain
6. White Noise Machine
7. Radium Girls
8. Roll Credits

Night Birds — 2018 Tour Dates
09/27/18 Denver, CO 7th Circle Music Collective
09/28/18 Minneapolis, MN Mortimers Bar w/ Butchers Union
09/29/18 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge w/ Canadian Rifle
10/19/18 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel w/ Spiritual Cramp, Radioactivity
10/20/18 Baltimore, MD Ottobar w/ Glue Traps, Spiritual Cramp, Radioactivity
10/24/18 Ybor City, FL PRE-FEST 6
10/26/18 Gainesville, FL THE FEST 17
11/09/18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Brewery w/ Primitive Lips, Executors, Dark Thoughts
11/10/18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Brewery w/ Conmen
11/23/18 Philadelphia, PA Everybody Hits w/ Dark Thoughts, EDS
12/05/18 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon
12/06/18 Albany, CA Ivy Room
12/07/18 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
12/08/18 Vancouver, BC Canada SBC Restaurant
12/15/18 Allston, MA Great Scott w/ Dark Thoughts

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