The Athens, GA-based Futurebirds cohesively combine the homespun sounds of their native southern roots with atmospheric undertones that make for something dreamy and embedded in longevity. The folkie undercurrents swell and slide along rhythmic instrumental solos, allowing for a trancing concoction of country twang with a rock backbone. On their newest studio album, Baba Yaga, the first track “Virginia Slims,” pretty much sums up the band’s idea of resisting the urge to rest, combining forces to write and record the songs on this newest project, while also making time to tour currently.
The Futurebirds will be at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, July 27, with Diarrhea Planet to share their stand-out sound with Denver. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Their live sound makes room for weighted guitar solos, transforming the band’s melodic nature to something more rock-based, while also keeping the lullaby-esque vocals. I was lucky enough to grab some precious tour time with volcalist/guitarist Carter King to discuss the tour, witches and Denver nature walks.
303: Your new record, Baba Yaga came out in April, what’s it like to have so many songwriters in one band—does the material ever just pile up?
It’s actually pretty great. There is a lot of material in various%2