Archive for the 'Futurebirds' Category

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Inhabiting a zone somewhere between the Band, Bill Murray, Crazyhorse and early Jacket, “Johnny Utah,” the first track off Futurebirds’ Hampton’s Lullaby (out July 27th), finds the band continuing down the path of their self-released EP, tempering some of the noise, sweet enough to make your mama cry.  Futurebirds are presently on the road continuing […]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

(Autumn Tone is set to release Futurebirds debut full-length, Hampton’s Lullaby, next month. The record is a monster. Below we revisit the EP. Catch it before it’s (hint) taken off bandcamp.) For whatever reason, or maybe a few specific ones, when I think of Futurebirds, I think of the Violent Femmes intro: “The Violent Femmes, […]

Monday, March 29th, 2010

In the span of 48 hours I managed to catch five Futurebirds shows during SXSW: the band’s official showcase, several day parties and a crazed, impromptu, house party somewhere off South Congress. These guys are, in a word, the truth. As I mentioned last Fall, Futurebirds inhabit a space somewhere in between Tennessee Fire era […]

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Hand painted on brown cardboard sleeves, the above image is an example of Futurebirds 2009 eponymous EP. Its contents feel just as DIY. Based in Athens, GA, the band’s incredibly strong six-song debut pays lo-fi homage to three decades of cornbread-fed psych, folk and and rock ‘n roll with production values reminesnct of Tennessee Fire […]