2019 album also available in CD.
70’s Southern rock ’n’ roll nostalgia in perfect sound and motion from the spectacularly current Quaker City Night Hawkes and their new album ‘QCNH’. The last time we heard from the Quaker City Night Hawks, they were traveling the country in support of their Lightning Rod Records debut, ‘El Astronauta’, an album that mixed the greasy strut of 1970s rock with doses of down-and-dirty Texas blues, science fiction and Bible Belt boogie. The guys were Texans by birth but their music whipped up its own geography. With its spacey, southern stomp, ‘El Astronauta’ could’ve been the soundtrack for a road trip across the American desert… or even the house music for a weekend night at the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Arriving two years later, 2019’s ‘QCNH’ ramps up that diversity with 10 new songs rooted in vintage R&B grooves, Stax-worthy funk and guitar fuelled psychedelia.
“We’ve always been a rock & roll band,” says Sam Anderson, who spits the band’s singing, songwriting and guitar-playing duties with David Matsler. “There’s a big ‘70s influence and a strong Southern element to everything we do. With this record, though, we’re exploring the sounds we’ve haven’t touched upon as often. It’s the deepest we’ve ever gone into our influences, and the widest range of sounds we’ve ever tied together.”
LP pressed on ‘custom opaque creme blend’ coloured 140g vinyl.
“Quaker City Night Hawks make a feast of combining hard rock riffs and country twang.” - NPR Music