Rolling Stone Finds Out “How Quaker City Night Hawks Embraced UFO Country-Rock on New Album” Out Tomorrow
Hear full album and read Rolling Stone taking a dive into Quaker City Night Hawks new album QCNH, out tomorrow via Lightning Rod Records
Ft Worth band hitting Austin around SXSW – including Netflix party, Luck Reunion, Bandit Town – and announce fall European tour
February 28, 2019 – Ft Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie rock masters Quaker City Night Hawks will release their new album QCNH tomorrow on Lightning Rod Records. Rolling Stone takes a deep dive and “talks alien barbecue and the weird, loud sounds” of the new album in a profile out today. The band is wrapping a month-long U.S. tour this weekend, and then will to Austin for a number of shows in and around SXSW, including sets at the Netflix SXSW Interactive party, Luck Reunion, Bandit Town Texas Bound and more to be announced. They also announced a fall European 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:
“The Quaker City Night Hawks fly high once again.”
“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
Feb 28 – San Antonio, TX // Sam’s Burger Joint*
Mar 1 – Fort Worth, TX // Shipping & Receiving*
Mar 2 - Austin, TX // The Continental Club*
Mar 4 – San Marcos, TX // The Marc (Texas Music Scene live taping)
Mar 8 – Austin, TX // Banger’s (Netflix The Highwaymen SXSW party)
Mar 9 – Austin, TX // Bungalow (Fort Worth on Rainey)
Mar 9 – Austin, TX // Banger’s (Netflix The Highwaymen SXSW party)
Mar 14 – Spicewood, TX // Luck Reunion
Mar 15 – Austin, TX // Yeti SXSW party
Mar 15 – Manor, TX // Bandit Town Texas Bound
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
*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.