NIGHT BIRDS - MUTINY AT MUSCLE BEACH LP
In 2009 NIGHT BIRDS resuscitated the surf-inspired 80s hardcore sound and have been cranking it to a new level ever since. Mutiny at Muscle Beach, the band’s third full-length and first on Fat Wreck Chords, is an unrepentantly raw blast of punk rock that evokes the spirit of Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Germs, D.I., and Circle Jerks. The 12 tracks are further developed with Night Birds' integration of modern influences, a referential aesthetic, and a healthy dose of passionate innovation. From “(I’m) Wired” to “In the Red/In the Black” to the title track, Mutiny at Muscle Beach brims with an epileptic energy that defies the listener to sit still. Just like Night Birds live show, this album is an unbridled onslaught of throwback-meets-modern hardcore that never stops to take a breath.