Futurebirds, Live Session #75

August 3, 2010

Futurebirds. What else can we say that hasn’t already been said over the past several weeks? We fell in love with this Athens, GA alt-country band with the release of their free EP and then they exceeded all expectations with their debut album, Hampton’s Lullaby. The band rolled into the studio and tore through a […]

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Futurebirds Deliver an Alt-Country Victory in “Battle For Rome” [new mp3]

July 16, 2010

I recently professed my love for Athens-based alt-country newcomers, Futurebirds, and called out “Battle of Rome” as a highlight on their debut LP Hampton’s Lullaby. I’m a sucker for war songs and this is one of the best in recent memory. The banjo and acoustic guitar march along like infantry while the pedal steel foreshadows […]

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Futurebirds – Hampton’s Lullaby [Album Review]

July 6, 2010

We caught Futurebirds on our last day of SxSW 2010 at an outdoor stage in a gravel parking lot with temps hovering at 34 degrees. The Athens six-piece took the stage with humble character and complete sincerity, then turned on a set that had them leaping from the stage, rocking off their prescription glasses and […]

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Free tickets to Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Dexateens, and Futurebirds @ Schubas tomorrow 5/20 [Chicago Giveaway]

May 19, 2010

Lots of free shit lately. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Chicago readers and fans of alt-country! Email us at freeshit@hearya.com to see Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Dexateens, and Futurebirds at Schubas tomorrow (5/20), free of charge. You can hear some tracks below and make sure to check out our live session […]

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Futurebirds sing of Johnny Utah, famous Ohio State quarterback surfer adrenaline junkie hero with a bum knee.

May 13, 2010

Futurebirds, the hazy lo-fi alt-country outfit from Athens, GA are set to release their debut LP, Hampton’s Lullaby, on July 13th via Autumn Tone Records. They’ve offered up an mp3 called “Johnny Utah.” If you weren’t paying attention to HearYa back in January, you may not have known that the band’s self produced EP is […]

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