If there’s one band that have been getting a decent amount of hype these days, it’s Night Birds… and I can’t believe I’ve been sleeping on them for so long, even after I’ve seen them and had them recommended to me countless of times by multiple friends. After listening to The Other Side Of Darkness a few times, I have to ask: what the fuck was I thinking?!
The Other Side Of Darkness is the debut album from these NJ and Brooklyn dudes, who play a surfy/garage punk sound that is incredibly reminiscent of The Dead Kennedys. The songs are catchy, fun, yet uneasy all at the same time. Take opener “Demon Haunted World” for example, which in almost Misfits fashion is a horror themed number. Night Birds aren’t only about campy fun though, as “Paranoid Times” deals with the war on terror and Guantanamo Bay.
If you dig early punk like the Dead Kennedys or The Adolescents, you really can’t go wrong with The Other Side Of Darkness. Night Birds just released a new album this year as well, but I recommend you check out their debut album first.