Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist.
The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn them a contract with Autumn Tone Records
. With the label’s help, Futurebirds booked time at Chase Park Transduction -- one of Athens’ most renowned studios, with a client list that includes R.E.M.
, Drive-By Truckers
, and Jason Isbell
-- and recorded Hampton’s Lullaby. The debut album was released in August 2010, and the group issued a follow-up EP, Via Flamina, while touring in support of both releases. The band's sophomore outing, the eclectic Baba Yaga, arrived in spring 2013. Addressing themes of dualism, such as life on the road versus at home, Hotel Parties followed in 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi