2011 has been a large one for Futurebirds. In its third year as a band, the Athens-based outfit has released two well-received EPs, Futurebirds EP and Via Flamina; road-dogged the nation with acts such as Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Gary Clark, Jr., J Roddy Walston & the Business, and Dead Confederate; rocked to rave reviews at Bonnaroo Music Festival and Austin City Limits; and generally had a swell time—though brains and livers might scream otherwise.
Clearly, this is a band that isn't afraid to hit the highway. When they aren't on the road, the gents are camped out in Chase Park Transduction in Athens working on the follow-up to their debut LP, Hampton’s Lullaby, released last July on Autumn Tone Records. It’s likely to chicken-tetrazzinify your frontal lobe. Stay dialed.