Futurebirds | EP & Hampton’s Lullaby

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