Drug Deal Goes Epically Wrong In New Quaker City Night Hawks Video

Watch the video for “Suit in the Back” here

Quaker City Night Hawks touring North America with Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Lo-Pan this summer, headlining European tour this fall

April 30, 2019 – A biker thinks he’s hit the jackpot after a day of running drugs and money across Los Angeles, but eventually realizes he’s been duped and has to run for his life in the new video for Quaker City Night Hawks “Suit in the Back.” Created and co-directed by Max Loeb and Kilby Rodell of Orange Bungalow Productions (Rodell is also part of the creative team from Adult Swim's Dream Corp LLC), the videos’ inspiration comes from an unlikely source. 

“The chief inspiration for this video came from Glenn Fry's ‘Smuggler Blues,” say Loeb and Rodell. “It has an action-packed story that moves, and we felt like ‘Suit in the Back’ was a great fit for that sort of fast-paced narrative style.  The song has this badass outlaw-swagger that seemed right at home in the world of smugglers, strippers, and motorcycles. At the same time, the lyrics tell a bit of a cautionary tale - ‘You gotta lose something if you wanna live that way’ - which prompted us to give our main guy a big downfall at the end.” 

Quaker City Night Hawks Sam Anderson says, “I’ve always been a fan of any art Kilby touches and this is no exception. Watching him and his team create a visual representation of our music was fascinating.” Quaker City’s Aaron Haynes adds, “no one wants to see a band in a video...it’s 2019. Kilby rules!”

A standout from Quaker City Night Hawks latest album QCNH, which was released earlier this year to press raves and a top 20 debut on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, Rolling Stone says “Suit in the Back” “walks a swaggering walk.” The actual inspiration for the song came from a run-in with the law - when the band was pulled over and taken to jail on the way to open for Chris Stapleton.

The Ft Worth, TX psychedelic heavy boogie masters will head out on a North American tour this summer with Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Lo-Pan. The month-long tour begins July 26th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. After wrapping the CoC/Crowbar/Lo-Pan run at the end of August, Quaker City Night Hawks will head to Europe for a headlining tour beginning October 23rd in Hannover, Germany.

Quaker City Night Hawks – 2019 Tour Dates

July 26 // Poughkeepsie, NY // The Chance*

July 27 // Syracuse, NY // Westcott Theater*

July 29 // Kitchener, ON // Dallas Nightclub*

July 31 // Louisville, KY // Mercury Ballroom*

Aug 1 // Grand Rapids, MI // Elevation*

Aug 2 // Milwaukee, WI// The Rave II*

Aug 5 // Indianapolis, IN // Deluxe at Old National Centre*

Aug 6 // Sauget, IL // Pop's*

Aug 7 // Omaha, NE // Slowdown*

Aug 10 // Boulder, CO // Fox Theatre*

Aug 11 // Grand Junction, CO // Mesa Theater*

Aug 13 // Boise, ID // Knitting Factory Concert House*

Aug 14 // Salt Lake City, UT // The Complex*

Aug 16 // Tucson, AZ // Encore*

Aug 17 // Albuquerque, NM // Sunshine Theater*

Aug 19 // Austin, TX // Come and Take It Live*

Aug 21 // Jacksonville, FL // 1904 Music Hall*

Aug 22 // Jacksonville, NC // The Tarheel*

Aug 23 // Virginia Beach, VA // Elevation 27*

Aug 24 // Sayreville, NJ // Starland Ballroom*

Aug 25 // Providence, RI // Fete Music Hall*

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 10 // Leeds, United Kingdom // Brudenell Social Club

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

* with Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Lo-Pan


For more information on Quaker City Night Hawks, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, rob@rekroommedia.com or 917.703.8361.