Night Birds’ new video for “My Dad Is the BTK” features a few familiar music video elements. There’s the part about wanting to chill in your poster-adorned teenage bedroom with a Yoo-hoo that your parents just won’t give you, reminiscent of the Pepsi situation from Suicidal Tendencies’ iconic “Institutionalized” video. There are the bumbling detectives that harken back to the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video from Spike Jonze. And then there’s the whole part about pinning a string of unsolved homicides on your dad because you think it’d be funny if he were wrongfully convicted of murder and he gets arrested. Actually, that part’s fairly unique to Night Birds’ video.
The song comes off of the Jersey punk purists’ forthcoming mini-album, Roll Credits. And while the title sounds like it’s pointing towards the end of Night Birds’ run, they, thankfully, seem to still be going strong, hitting the ten-year mark as a band this summer. So hopefully, much like framing your dad for murder, it's just a big ol' goof.