Futurebirds, out of Athens, GA, play the kind of languid, lo-fi, psych-tinged tunes I love to hear when I’m relaxin’ on a porch or a patio, just rolling lazy through a sweaty summer day with a late afternoon buzz and no greater plans than to finish my gin and tonic before all the ice cubes melt. Their 2009 eponymous EP reminds me a bit of a country Dr. Dog and is available for a name-your-price download here.
I was first turned on to Futurebirds by the fine folks at Aquarium Drunkard who described the band as “reminiscent of Tennessee Fire era My Morning Jacket”. Now Aquarium Drunkard offshoot label Autumn Tone Records is set to release the debut LP from Futurebirds, Hampton’s Lullaby, on July 13. For a preview of the hazy psych-folk that album promises to deliver check out single “Johnny Utah” at the music blog HearYa. Read the Aquarium Drunkard Futurebirds interview here.
And catch ’em on the road if you can…
June 10 Schroeder’s – Rome, GA
June 11 Harvest Moon – Albany, GA
June 12 Big Gun’s BBQ – Thomasville, GA
June 18 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
June 26 AthFest – Athens, GA
July 1 Pour House – Charleston, SC
July 3 Gnat’s Landing – St. Simons, GA
July 14 Music City Roots – Nashville, TN
July 15 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
July 16 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
July 17 Chelsea’s – Baton Rouge, LA
July 18 Emo’s (Inside) – Austin, TX