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Futurebirds Announce New Album Hotel Parties

July 27, 2015

New York, NY – (July 27, 2015) – Athens, Georgia’s Futurebirds are excited to announce the forthcoming release of their new album Hotel Parties. The album – a follow up to 2013’s Baba Yaga – hits stores September 25th and is the band’s first release on the Easy Sound Recording Company label. Hotel Parties is available for pre-order today,  here. The album will be released digitally on CD and also vinyl.

Yesterday,Stereogum premiered ” twentyseven” the first track off the forthcoming album saying the song is, “a gleaming, Southern-fried late-twenties-crisis type of song… perfect for a drive through rural nowhere with your arm swaying out the window.”

The band will be touring this fall in support of Hotel Parties, kicking things off on release day in their hometown of Athens, GA at the Georgia Theater. Other highlights of the tour include Washington, DC at the Black Cat on October 10, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on November 12 and the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, GA on November 27. All tour dates are listed below.

The ink has just dried on their new deal with Easy Sound and the label’s General Manager Stephen Brower says of the band, “The first time I saw Futurebirds, a few years ago, was at SXSW. It was one of these completely sterile mid-day things in the convention center. As I walked in, a little foggy from the night before like most everyone in the room, they were covering “Slave” from the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You. I knew then and there that we were of a mind about what the good shit is, so to speak. Fast forward to Hotel Parties, a stunning piece of work that we couldn’t be prouder to help get into the world.”

Futurebirds’ sound has been described by Pitchfork as “a loose-limbed tangle of reverbed guitars, hollered harmonies, and driving yet contemplative Southern rock rhythms” and Paste said with Baba Yaga the band were “exploring the spacy Americana milieu that defined their debut album, Hampton’s Lullaby… (with) lush harmonies, ubiquitous pedal steel riffs and haunting reverb.”

Discussing Hotel Parties, Futurebirds’ guitar player Thomas Johnson said, “for all the common or unique themes, the motif for the record is duality – the give and take of life; dreams vs reality; loving vs. longing; wanting to grab life by the horns vs. needing to chill the fuck out; sleep vs. sanity-I could go on forever. With a touring band, the home vs. road theme comes to the forefront daily. There’s a song of mine that didn’t make this record that asks the question ‘How much is a man chasing spoils in foreign lands,?’ It’s one of my favorite lines I’ve written, and is poignant, I think, in describing the predicament we face. You leave so much behind, push so many things to the side, in the name of doing something that’s worthwhile. Conversely, is that something worthwhile if you’ve left so much behind, left a trail of destruction and pain behind you?” Carter King(also on guitar) adds, “We feel we’ve taken the sound a step further on this one for sure. It’s less washy and ethereal than Baba Yaga, a little more to the point, both sonically and lyrically. We stripped away a lot of the instrumental excesses and reverb that we have tended to rely on in the past. This was in service of this collection of songs, but is also is a by-product of us having more confidence in ourselves as songwriters, players, singers, etc. Brian Paulson (Slint, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt and Wilco) was also a big help in that. We felt we needed a fresh perspective on it all after tracking, so we brought him in to mix the record having not heard a lick.”
Futurebirds – Hotel Parties
1. Paranoia Letters
2. twentyseven
3. For You
4. Xmas Drags
5. Hotel Parties
6. Rodeo
7. Paper Tongues
8. Slow Talkers
9. Til The Sun Adores
10. Let It All Loose
11. Hard As You Like

Sept 25 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
Sept 26 – Sky City – Augusta, GA
Oct 02 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct 03 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
Oct 04 – Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
Oct 06 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
Oct 07 – Southgate – Newport, KY
Oct 09 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
Oct 10 – Black Cat – Washington DC
Oct 11 – The Camel – Richmond, VA
Oct 13 – Mothlight – Asheville, NC
Oct 14 – Revelry Room – Chattanooga, TN
Oct 15 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
Oct 16 – Montgomery Museum – Montgomery, AL
Oct 22 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
Oct 23 – Martin’s – Jackson, MS
Oct 24 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
Oct 27 – Lightbulb Club – Fayettesville, AR
Oct 28 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Oct 29 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
Oct 30 – The Bootleg – St. Louis, MO
Oct 31 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Nov 02 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Nov 03 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Nov 04 – Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
Nov 05 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – Burlington, VT
Nov 06 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
Nov 07 – Press Room – Portsmouth, NH
Nov 10 – Iron Horse – Northhampton, MA
Nov 12 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Nov 21 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC