The Quaker City Night Hawks – who Noisey call “a gang of scifi-obsessed ZZ Top superfans who’ve gone rogue and slid down into a weird, uncanny valley of slide guitars and bottom-heavy distortion pedals” – will release their new album QCNH on March 1, 2019 via Lightning Rod Records. On the new album, the Ft Worth, TX band dig deeper into their influences, ramping up the sonic diversity with 10 new songs rooted in vintage R&B grooves, Stax-worthy funk, and guitar-fueled psychedelia.
“We’ve always been a rock & roll band,” says Sam Anderson, who splits 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 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.”