The Birds of Satan Featuring Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Stream Self-Titled Disc
Foo Fighters may still be working toward a new record, but drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with his new band The Birds of Satan. The group will release its self-titled debut disc next Tuesday (April 15), but potential fans can check it out a full week before its release.
There should be little doubt that this is Hawkins’ band as the opening song, ‘The Ballad of the Birds of Satan,’ opens with a lengthy frenetic drum solo before kicking into gear. The second song on the album is the previously released, ‘Thanks For the Line’ — an infectious, foot-tapping single.
‘Pieces of the Puzzle’ takes listeners off to the races with its high-energy start, but then scales back significantly with a ska-like beat before ramping up the guitars once again. ‘Raspberries’ provides a more mid-tempo, melodic meditation, while ‘Nothing At All’ has an easy sway to it until the chorus kicks in.
The disc is rounded out by the fast-paced ‘Wait ‘Til Tomorrow,’ while ‘Too Far Gone To See’ ends on a more psychedelic and moody note. You can check out the full stream at the band’s website.