The Birds of Satan 'The Birds of Satan' (album stream)
Published Apr 07, 2014Clear some room near your computer and prepare to whip out those headband moves: the Birds of Satan have shared their self-titled debut album in full ahead of its April 15 release through Shanabelle Records.
The Birds of Satan is a side-project featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, along with buddies Wiley Hodgen and Mick Murphy. This seven-song LP features a who's who of Foos members and associates; it was produced by John Lousteau, mixed by Drew Hester, and features guest appearances from the likes of Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.
Unsurprisingly, the results bear some similarities to Foo Fighters' tuneful alt-rock, but there are also hints of prog and metal. These come to fore during the nine-and-a-half-minute opener "The Ballad of the Birds of Satan." There are also some quieter acoustic moments during "Raspberries" and the first half of "Too Far Gone to See."
Hear it all below.