In 2009 NIGHT BIRDS resuscitated the surf-inspired 80’s 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.
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