Los Angeles, CA – Back in action! Tweak Bird are busy readying their new EP “Undercover Crops” in anticipation of their upcoming September/October US tour with the Melvins where they will be direct support for 45 of the 51 dates on the Melvins previously announced 51/51/51 trek.
Their 7-song “Undercover Crops EP” was recorded over a long weekend in June with producer Toshi Kasai – who alongside Dale Crover, produced and recorded Tweak Bird’s previous two releases, 2008’s “Reservations EP” and 2010’s self-titled LP – is set for release on October 9th via Volcom Entertainment.
Tweak Bird, brothers, Ashton and Caleb Bird, the now Los Angeles by-the-way-of Southern Illinois-based duo have been making loud, heavy music together for a better part of a decade in various incarnations. Driven by big drums, fuzzed out baritone guitar and tandem spacey vocal melodies, Tweak Bird effortlessly blend raw stoner rock and catchy pop bits to form short joyous bursts aural gratification.
Praise for Tweak Bird:
“Album of the Summer“ 5/5 – Artrocker
“There’s a graceful sleekness to even their brawniest riffs“ 4/5 – Mojo
“Making not just waves but tsunamis live… a killer combination – no tweaking required“ 4/5 – Time Out
“A thrillingly dogged devotion to full pelt purpose. Righteous’ – The Independent
“Sounds like they have lived on a diet of [Melvins], the first four Rush records, and a bunch of peyote, it all makes perfect sense.” – Impose
“Absurdly heavy riffs are followed by a spooky jazz section. And it is a very good – if rather chilly.” – Drowned In Sound
“Fuzzy psych-jam nuggets with a healthy whiff of the Big Business house style: reverbalicious vocals and a distorted bottom-end thick enough to cover up its minimal membership.” – Prefixmag.com