Original Demos Series #2: Night Birds - out October 7th
In April, we brought you the first installment of our Original Demo Series which Fat Mike outlined in this video. Today, we have a pretty cool second installment to reveal: Night Birds, Who Killed Mike Hunchback? This time around, we have six songs recorded before they ever released a single piece of vinyl! All the songs feature the original guitarist, Mike Hunchback. We’ll be premiering a song from the record shortly, along with the pre-order. Stay tuned, as it’s a limited edition, one-time pressing, out October 7th! For additional details on the recording, read what vocalist Brian Gorsegner has to say below:
Mike Hunchback was Night Birds’ guitarist when the band started, before PJ Russo took over. Our parting of ways was very amicable and we remain close pals. Mike continues to reside in Brooklyn, NY, runs a rad record shop, and plays in a band called Screeching Weasel. These are some demos we recorded in preparation for some of our early records. Two of these tracks are especially interesting, in my opinion, because they contain Mike playing everything and even singing on a pair of tunes he had written for the band. Reminds me a bit of the first Misfits single, Cough/Cool, which I think is what led to us “borrowing” the entire layout to the classic Glenn Danzig Who Killed Marilyn? EP. Good thing this is a limited run, because I think the inevitable cease and desist would have led to making it pretty limited anyway. I suggest buying these things up quickly before Glenn has ‘em melted down and Fat Wreck is forced to have a pair of pants made out of them.