LIVE ‘dearly’ by Night Owls. Raw Footage Filmed by Ryan Walshe
Wounds Again Release Show w/ Single Mothers Cold Snap & Manners
3/1/13 Lilly’s Pad/Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut.
This was a truly beautiful night and
Note: Audio Improves after a few seconds.
WOUNDS AGAIN for a limited time is available on www.nightowlsct.bandcamp.com
ALL DOWNLOADS BEFORE NOON TOMORROW WILL ENTER YOU TO WIN ONE OF FIVE (one time pressing) WOUNDS AGAIN/’deary’ CASSETTES!
Wounds Again / ‘dearly’ Cassette: (_/5)
SIDE A: WOUNDS AGAIN + bonus tracks from our WECS radio live set.
SIDE B: ‘dearly’ EP + bonus tracks ‘dearly’ & Exit 46 live at the Newtown Benefit Show in Newtown CT on 1/11/13.
These 5 cassettes feature individual alternative album artworks and handwritten lyrics.
WOUNDS AGAIN RELEASE SHOW 3/1/13
This performance is from a live radio set at the WECS 90.1/ECSU last week.
Our new ep WOUNDS AGAIN is out TOMORROW 2/26/13 on Mutant League Records
TONIGHT! PREORDER A TICKET TO OUR RELEASE SHOW AT Manic Productions BY 10 PM TO BE ENTERED TO WIN A DELUXE ‘dearly’ BUNDLE.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 1030 PM TONIGHT & THE PACKAGE SHIPS OUT TOMORROW MORNING!!
This bundle includes the last of the first batch of Night Owls shirts & introduces the first ‘dearly’ cassette ever with a bonus live recording from our set at the Newtown Benefit Show in Newtown, CT!
Stay tuned everyday for news regarding tour, videos, live sets & more until our digital release with Mutant League Records on 2/26/13 & our release show on 3/1/13!
"During the Spring of 2012 the northeast coast witnessed the emergence of Willimantic’s emotive punk band Night Owls as they took Connecticut by storm with a passionate 4 song EP entitled "Dearly" that perfectly represents their honest and atmospheric sound.
Night Owl’s strong point as a band is their ability to draw from many different bands and genres and stick it into their own unique sound. Within the 4 tracks on “Dearly” alone you can hear the perfect combination of short compressed post-rock instrumentals and female harmonies behind much more aggressive and anxiety driven screams. Frontman Matt Banta’s lyrics are despairing yet humble and deal with abandonment and what it feels like to have everything you love leave you.
"Dearly" was released at a "name your own price" on their band camp in March 2012.
On February 28, 2012
Night Owls will be digitally releasing their sophomore ep featuring the tracks; “Scars” & “Timothy” .
The Night Owls family will be celebrating this release on:
March 1st, 2013 at The Lilly’s Pad/Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT with:
Single Mothers, Cold Snap & Manners.
Night Owls once again returned to Silver Bullet Studios to work with the legendary producers, engineers and personal mentors, Gregory Thomas(Misery Signals/Shai Halud/With Honor+) & Christopher Teti (TWIABP/MHTJ) in the woods of Burlington, CT.
Night Owl’s progression, as well as their continuance of absolute sincerity can be grasped within the first few chords and lyrical lines of the new record.
Night Owls continues to further enhance their sound with early 90’s indie/emo influence.
For fans of Thursday, American Football, Crime In Stereo.” - anonymous
"I lost some friends the past few years.
I gave most away but you were stolen from me.
If i’m the next one to go to soon,
I’ve got a few things left I want to say…”
i fucking hate myself dearly
March 12, 2012 “Dearly” Release Show http://www.flickr.com/photos/saragaechter/
Last night, I went to the Hostage Calm tour kick-off and Night Owls record release show in Milford. I caught Hostage Calm at The Space back in the fall, and it was the sweatiest, more energetic performance I’d ever been to, so I came last night with high expecations.
I wasn’t dissapointed. I just missed Baby Grand, but came in time to see Manners send the audience into a frenzy. Their music was aggressive, relatable, and played at breakneck speed. There was no physical division between the audience and the band, meaning that the singer could get right up in our faces and give everyone a chance to scream along. The energy was intense, but welcoming, and provided a great start to the night.
Night Owls were up next, with a more emotive, atmospheric set that was equally hard to resist. The moshing came to a stop, but mainly because the audience was lost in the landscape of twinkly guitars and thudding bass. The lead singer’s asides were poignant, and made the music even more effective. I managed to snag their ep,Dearly, which ends with a song they played near the end of their set, ‘Revenge & Redemption’, which I’d recommend to anyone who’s ever felt self-hate, anyone who’s ever felt confused, and anyone who’s ever felt angry. As they said, ”this is a song…about making yourself happy”.
Defeater came on next, with a wall of blinding, defeaning, screaming, sound. I was pretty tired out, so I absorbed it from the sidelines, but it was still just as much of an experience. Defeater conquers all five of your senses, until you can’t help but be taken in. Their singer was the most adventurous so far, going into the audience and getting thrown around with the rest of us, and letting us yell into the mic. Everyone’s hearts were racing and their blood was thumping in time for the headliners.
Hostage Calm completely blew it out of the water. They’re one of the more socially and politically active bands in the Connecticut scene, and over the beat of the snare drum, the lead singer told the heartbreaking story of a gay couple in New Jersey, the first to adopt a child. It added an element to the enthusiasm that none of the bands had introduced, something too powerful for me to even have a name for. It was a feeling of solidarity, that every time we screamed or crowd surfed or stage dove, we did it together. We were all allies and we were all happy.
The audience, myself included, left the venue so hot, that our skin literally steamed when the night air hit it. My arms were dead from shovin myself through the crowd, and the rest of my body is just now starting to ache. It was well, well worth it. A fantastic concert.
this is a really great review of our release show last night.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you to anyone who has listened to the record and/or came out last night. Thanks to hostage calm, defeater, manners and baby grand for not only being a few of our favorite bands, but our best friends as well.
The response to our release is beyond our wildest dreams, this is the start of a long journey for night owls and thank you to the new and old friends who celebrated with us last night.
Listen to/Download “Dearly” for free at www.nightowlsct.bandcamp.com
Currently printing our shirts with Cold Cuts Merch, unfortunately they weren’t ready for the show but look out for our web store in the coming week or so.
March 31st- Stratford, CT with Wolves at Bay, Baby Grand, Two O’clock Courage, Half Hearted Hero and Modernist http://www.facebook.com/events/380075312005739/
April 5th- West Haven, CT with Daytrader, Code Orange Kids, Heavy Breath, Pentimento, Full of Hell and Birds in a Row http://www.facebook.com/events/236076269820270/
for booking email us at email@example.com. we want to play.
We’re booking an out of state weekend in late april so keep your eyes peeled for that and we will begin the recording process again very soon for our summer release before hitting the road on tour.
"This is my revenge every morning i wake up." xo
March 10th 2012
Photo by Arthur Hauser
Layout by Tom Chiari
Instruments Engineered by Chris Teti
Vocals Engineered by Greg Thomas
Produced by Chris Teti & Greg Thomas
Silver Bullet Studios Aug ‘11-March ‘12
click the photo for the facebook event for our release show with Hostage Calm, Defeater, Baby Grand & Manners
We are so proud to announce our Record Release with Hostage Calm, Defeater, Manners & Baby Grand at The Point Beach Club House in Milford, CT. http://www.facebook.com/events/341821732524074/ We also just launched our facebook and twitter accounts www.facebook.com/nightowlsct and www.twitter.com/nightowlsct. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
We will be doing an online stream of the record before the release show, stay tuned for an announcement on that.