Quaker City Night Hawks Release Thundering Song From New Album QCNH, Out March 1 On Lightning Rod Records
“’Hunter's Moon’ is a heavy boogie about celestial battles and ice castles. You just gotta write what you know.” -David Matsler, Quaker City Night Hawks
“They’ve never sounded as rough, ready and rocking as they do on scorching new song ‘Hunter’s Moon’” - Rolling Stone
Listen to “Hunter’s Moon” here
Quaker City Night Hawks are on tour all February, including dates with Blackberry Smoke, Shooter Jennings and Brandy Zdan
January 11, 2019 – Fort Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie rockers Quaker City Night Hawks have released a third track from their new album QCNH, out March 1st on Lightning Rod Records, and “Hunter’s Moon” comes at you like a pack of woolly mammoths running downhill. Monstrous riffs, a tasty organ solo sliding into a smoldering guitar solo in the middle, and Sam Anderson’s powerful yet soulful vocals tying it all together. And all of it happens in less than 3 minutes.
Rolling Stone says the band “pairs its full-tilt Texas boogie with a heaping helping of some tilt-a-whirling stoner rock on ‘Hunter’s Moon,’ a track that recalls the stomp of Queens of the Stone Age. The crunchy, chugging riff also bears the familiar mark of one of the band’s signature influences, ZZ Top, but with the added pyrotechnics of an organ solo that’s equal parts Edgar Winter and Boston. Singer Sam Anderson’s ominous, opaque vocal gives the song an added touch of eeriness that makes for a welcome addition to their sound.”
Leading into the release of QCNH, Quaker City Night Hawks will be on tour throughout February, including shows with Blackberry Smoke, Shooter Jennings and Brandy Zdan. The band will play a hometown album release show on March 1st at Shipping & Receiving, and more tour dates will be added soon.
On QCNH, the band dig deeper into their influences, ramping up the sonic diversity with 10 new songs rooted in vintage R&B grooves, Stax-worthy funk, and guitar-fueled psychedelia. As “Hunter’s Moon” displays, Quaker City Night Hawks still kick a lot of ass, but they’re diving deeper into where they come from musically.
It’s a boldly heterogeneous album that still functions as a cohesive whole, 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.
QCNH: THE TOUR // 2019
Feb 1 - Albuquerque, NM // The Cooperage
Feb 2 – Phoenix, AZ // Valley Bar
Feb 4 - Flagstaff, AZ // The Green Room
Feb 6 – San Diego, CA // The Soda Bar
Feb 7 - Los Angeles, CA // The Satellite
Feb 10 - Redding, CA // Redding Civic Auditorium*
Feb 12 - Seattle, WA // The Showbox*
Feb 13 - Portland, OR // Revolution Room*
Feb 14 - Spokane, WA // Bing Crosby Theater*
Feb 15 - Whitefish, MT // Remington Bar
Feb 16 – Butte, MT // Butte Depot
Feb 19 – Billings, MT // The Pub Station
Feb 20 - Missoula, MT // Top Hat Lounge#
Feb 22 – Sturgis, SD // Iron Horse Saloon
Feb 23 - Denver, CO // Hi-Dive
Feb 25 – Wichita, KS // WAVE+
Feb 26 – Oklahoma City, OK // VZD’s Restaurant & Bar+
Feb 28 – San Antonio, TX // Sam’s Burger Joint+
Mar 1 – Fort Worth, TX // Shipping & Receiving+
Mar 2 - Austin, TX // The Continental Club+
*w/ Blackberry Smoke
#w/ Shooter Jennings
+w/ Brandy Zdan
Pre-order QCNH here.
For more information on Quaker City Night Hawks, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.