The Birds of Night are a band that make nostalgically glazed Rock and Roll. Inspired by the sounds of the sixties, their music is made from sun-drenched guitars, haunting vocals, and well tightened drums.
They fit nicelywith bands like Tennis, Ty Segall, Beach Fossils, and The Walkmen.
The Birds of Night are a Rock and Roll band from the unheralded music mecca of Denton, TX. The band formed and began making music when singer and guitar player Andrew Rothlisberger (right), and bass player Brooks Martin (left) purchased a Hammond Piper organ from a pawn shop in town. They knew they had to have it when the first key pressed produced a note that seemed to resurrect the ghost of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. Sadly, the Organ was broken during it’s maiden voyage home and it only was able to survive for a few mere months thereafter.
The band has remained Organ-free since then.
Brandon Seitzler joined the band only a few months ago, but has been playing with Andrew since they were 14 years old.
Currently the band is working on their debut album which is set for release on June 15 2012. Just like their E.P “Fulton St.” the album was recorded and produced by the band’s guitar player and singer, Andrew Rothlisberger, and was also recorded in Andrew’s apartment.
The band has also partnered with Chance Foreman, a prolific and captivating visual artist from Denton, TX. Chance is known for his incredible pieces of art made entirely of Duct or Gaff tape.
Chance has also done some fabulous work designing all of the band’s visual elements and merchandise. In fact, thanks to Chance, the band has been able to actually produce nearly all of it’s merchandise in house (or should I say “in apartment”). The band is actually screen printing it’s own shirts and prints that are for sale exclusively at their live events. The band was even able to convert an old worn out kick drum into a merch table thanks to Chance’s work.