Quaker City Night Hawks Debut in Billboard Heatseeker Top 20, Top 40 Of Independent Albums Chart With New Album QCNH
Ft Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie rockers playing multiple shows at SXSW, hitting Europe in the fall
March 12, 2019 – Ft Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie rock masters Quaker City Night Hawks released their new album QCNH March 1st on Lightning Rod Records, and the album has landed them on multiple Billboard charts. QCNH is number 20 this week on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, and number 40 on the Independent Albums chart.
The band wrapped a month-long U.S. tour earlier this week and are currently in Austin for a number of shows in and around SXSW, including sets at Luck Reunion, Bandit Town Texas Bound, the Yeti paty and Paul Cauthen’s Big Velvet Revue. They’ll also head back to Europe in the fall for a headlining tour that kicks off October 23 in Hanover, Germany.
Produced by former White Denim member Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of Niles City Sound and performed by a group of road warriors who smartly balance their strengths — Sam Anderson and David Matsler's hook-driven songwriting; drummer Aaron Haynes raw rhythm; the band's blend of Tex-Mex desert rock and street-smart, big-city bombast — with their desire to explore and experiment.
Here’s what else we’ve been hearing about Quaker City Night Hawks and QCNH:
“They did what any self-respecting rock band would do: They got heavier — and weirder.”
“A catalog boiling over with over-driven, ’70s-vibin’, Texas-mythologizing boogie, blues, and heavy psyche."
“Rock 'n' roll is not what it used to be. But don't tell that to the Quaker City Night Hawks, whose music is clearly from another time – a time when there was nothing better than a drive down a dusty road with a cigarette in your mouth, the top off your Firebird Trans Am and Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio. QCNH invoke all of these feelings with their brand of blues-infused boogie rock.”
“With a fresh lineup and an impressive new album showcasing the most evolved iteration of the band yet, Quaker City Night Hawks find themselves in top form in the early months of 2019.”
“A group known for combining elements of Southern rock, psychedelia and old-school soul in their musical stew.”
“'Colorado' is a rambling, melodic track built on equal parts heartland rock and Southern swagger. A meandering guitar solo and lushly layered arrangement give the track a shimmering, psychedelic gauze that would perfectly soundtrack a long sunny drive through the desert."
“Influenced heavily by grungy '70s rock, blues and a touch of psychedelia, the Quaker City Night Hawks are decidedly edgier than the typical country-leaning trio.”
“A band of three fellows from Ft. Worth who rock the fuck out all grits and garage-funk style, como ZZ Top or the Edgar Winter Band. It’s a swaggering long-form jam sorta thing with an unrelenting back beat that is hard to master, but you just gotta hear it, ya hear?”
“Those Quaker City Night Hawks boys are pretty big these days, huh? Maybe even bigger than you even realize, actually.”
Quaker City Night Hawks – 2019 Tour Dates
Mar 13 – Austin, TX // Sun radio Party at Hula Hut
Mar 14 – Spicewood, TX // Luck Reunion
Mar 15 – Austin, TX // Yeti SXSW party
Mar 15 – Manor, TX // Bandit Town Texas Bound
Mar 16 – Austin, TX // Big Velvet Revue at Rustic Tap
Oct 23 - Hannover, Germany // MusikZentrum
Oct 24 - Berlin, Germany // Musik und Frieden
Oct 26 - Cologne, Germany // LUXOR
Oct 27 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany // Nachtleben
Oct 28 - Munich, Germany // Strom
Oct 30 - Vienna, Austria // Chelsea
Nov 4 - Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
Nov 5 - Paris, France // 1999
Nov 7 - Sint-niklaas, Belgium //De Casino
Nov 8 - Manchester, United Kingdom // The Deaf Institute
Nov 9 - London, United Kingdom // Borderline
Nov 11 - Glasgow, United Kingdom // The Garage (Attic Bar)
Nov 12 - Birmingham, United Kingdom // Hare & Hounds
Nov 14 - Dublin, Ireland // Green Room at The Academy
Nov 15 - Belfast, United Kingdom // The Limelight 2
Nov 18 - Stockholm, Sweden // Nalen
Nov 20 - Oslo, Norway // Krøsset
For more information on Quaker City Night Hawks, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.