With their recently released sophomore album, Baba Yaga, Athens, GA-based Futurebirds have truly come into their own, and are deserving of all the praise that they can possibly get. The Futurebirds have a true Americana sound, with a nice homebrew of rootsy, lyrically-driven rock, a touch of the psychedelic, and a dash of country that makes for a delectable dish that is easy for any musical palate to enjoy. Currently touring with Band of Horses, they will be coming to NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Friday, May 31st for their own headlining spot.
With Baba Yaga, it’s plain to hear the maturation process that the band has gone through since 2010′s Hampton Lullaby. Their songwriting has clearly matured, and their ability to still allow for experimentation is something that they have honed in on. At times the music can be melancholy and completely chilled out, and the next primal, inspired, and unpredictable. And that is what has given Futurebirds their reputation, especially in the live setting; their ability to just let loose and rock, while still being capable of holding on to those serene moments that allow for time to just breathe and enjoy the space.
Futurebirds have toured relentlessly, sharing bills with Drive-By Truckers, Widespread Panic, Heartless Bastards, Alabama Shakes, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and Gary Clark Jr. Their reputation as a must-see live act has landed them spots at major festivals, including, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Hangout, Wakarusa, Forecastle and Bonnaroo (2011). The band is amidst a tour, opening for Band Of Horses with upcoming performances at Bonnaroo & Mountain Jam Music Festivals.
You can check out Futurebirds albums, tour dates and other info here.
Futurebirds “Serial Bowl”:
Check out a Rollo & Grady Live Session: