Listen: Stream the new Black Birds of Paradise album, ‘Terror Bird,’ a week early

‘Terror Bird’ — the newest from Black Birds of Paradise, which will be released on May 14 — builds, keeps and controls the sort of tension that feels similar to one of Cormac McCarthy’s page turners — mixing gloom and doom with thrill and excitement — and there are twists and turns that keep you guessing and attached (example: the psychedelic head rush of a breakdown in ‘No Matter’). The tones and textures are vibrant and striking, creating a massive and ambitious record. Stream it below, and catch them live at Haymarket Whiskey Bar on Saturday May 14 — their album release party.