“Birds of Night” is an album that finds itself in many places on the diverse topography of rock and roll. It begins with the pounding relentless groove of “Dark”, then dives to the Sabbath-y fuzzed out haze of “Desert Reflections”, and closes with the heartbreaking space age anthem, “Asleep in the Pine.” It’s an album that was developed in the old tradition. The songs were written and played live for over a year before they were recorded, and the songs were tracked in 4 days. “Birds of Night” was masterfully produced by Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith at his studio, Redwood. Though the album meanders along a wide path of influences, Smith’s artistic production helped stamp a clear identity on the sound of the record and the band.
released April 21, 2015
Produced and Mixed by McKenzie Smith at Redwood Studios in Denton TX.
Birds of Night is Andrew Rothlisberger, Brooks Martin, Jon Aisner, and Alex Adams
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