Friday, May 14, 2010

Show Preview - Futurebirds - 5/18/10 - Thunderbird Cafe - Opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield - Show Announcement - Pittsburgh

Futurebirds will be opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield on Tuesday, 5/18 at the Thunderbird Cafe. They hail from Athens, GA and have been around for a short time. If you enjoy Fleet Foxes, Delta Spirit or Dr Dog you might also like this band. Below is a single from their upcoming album with bio.

Johnny Utah by Futurebirds

Last spring saw the release of their eponymous EP, a euphoric backwoods sing-a-long that made the six guys in Futurebirds a lot of choir buddies. Now, after only a short, hazy lifespan, the band has signed with Autumn Tone Records. With the help of Drew Vandenburg at Athens’ own Chase Park Transductions, there’s a new record in the can—one that sees Futurebirds harnessing the youthful exuberance of the EP to fashion songs of a grander scale.

Hampton’s Lullaby aims to prove that they’re not simply standing on the shoulders of giants like Flying Burrito Brothers, Andre Benjamin and The Band. Four distinct voices telling tales of trials and tribulations provide the strength for it to relate to the masses. New singing buddies are welcome July 13th, when this puppy hits the shelf.

Tour Dates:
5/15-Mercury Lounge-NYC
5/16-TT The Bears-Boston, MA
5/18-Thunderbird Cafe-Pittsburg, PA
5/19-Beachland Ballroom-Cleveland, OH
5/20-Schubas-Chicago, IL
5/21-Zanzabar-Louisville, KY
5/22-Exit/In-Nashville, TN