Futurebirds Go For Spins on Hotel Parties’ “Rodeo,” Continue Tour

Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Futurebirds Go For Spins on Hotel Parties’ “Rodeo,” Continue Tour

Hotel Parties, the latest LP from Athens, GA’s Futurebirds, has been hailed by Relix magazine as the band’s “most timeless and cohesive release to date.” On “Rodeo,” one of the LP’s standout tracks, Womack succinctly captures the album’s concept of road weariness by likening the band’s pursuit of its musical vision to a torrid and volatile romance: “We’ve turned our love into a rodeo, but [I’m] gonna grab the bull by the horns.”

Our new digital servicing of “Rodeo” from last week includes the song’s album version, a live version recorded at the legendary Georgia Theater in Athens, and a cover of Ray Charles‘ “Midnight.” Penned by fellow Georgians Chet Atkins and Boudleaux Bryant, Futurebirds recorded “Midnight” for the Oxford American‘s Georgia Music Issue last year with the help of Marcus Tenney (Bon Iver, Natalie Prass, Matthew E. White) on horns. According to the magazine, the song is washed in “a lovely psychedelic haze” and “bridges the brassy r&b of Ray Charles with the twang of Red Foley and Porter Wagoner’s country western originals.”

Futurebirds go back on tour this week, starting in Arkansas! Support the band while they travel by spinning “Rodeo” at your station.

01/21 – Stickyz – Little Rock, AR
01/22 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
01/23 – Parish – Austin, TX
01/27 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
01/28 – Independent – San Francisco, CA
01/29 – Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
02/04 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
02/05 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
02/06 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
02/12 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
02/13 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

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