Night Birds have announced that they will be releasing the next installment of Fat Wreck Chords's Original Demo Series (the first being NOFX's Sid & Nancy 7-inch) on October 7, 2016. The release is called Who Killed Mike Hunchback?, which features the band's first guitarist Mike Hunchback. It will contain six tracks and have a one-time vinyl pressing of 1,500 copies.
You can read what lead vocalist Brian Gorsegner had to say about the release as well as see the album art and track listing below.
Mike Hunchback was Night Birdsâ€™ 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 â€œborrowingâ€ 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 â€˜em melted down and Fat Wreck is forced to have a pair of pants made out of them.
1: Demon Haunted World
2: One Eye
4: Born of Man and Woman
5: Thrilling Murder
6: Day After Trinity