The Athens, GA-based five-piece band Futurebirds is a touring band. They hit the road for months while looking for a label to release Baby Yaga in 2013, earning a reputation for playing chaotic live shows with the energy of primal, sweat-filled, cosmic rock revivals. After Fat Possum took notice and brought the band's blend of country, rock, and psychedelia to a wide audience, the band kept going and cemented itself as a staple of the college towns of the South and the East Coast. It makes sense, then, that the group's new album – out in September from Easy Sound – is called Hotel Parties. According to band member Carter King, Hotel Parties is "an on-the-road album for sure."
Lead single "twentyseven" is a casual, catchy, and anthemic jangle that belies the song's thoughtful, heavy subject matter of conflicting dualities.
"['twentyseven' is] a gleaming, Southern-fried late-twenties-crisis type of song… perfect for a drive through rural nowhere with your arm swaying out the window." -Stereogum
"The controlled chaos of Futurebirds’ live shows translates on record… You feel the energy, forgive any flubbed notes, and soak in the past-midnight revelry." -Pitchfork
RIYL: Dr. Dog, The War on Drugs, Real Estate, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Drive By Truckers, R.E.M., Heartless Bastards, the Replacements, the Whigs
Going for Adds 8/3 & 8/4
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Label: Easy Sound Recording Company