Athens band Futurebirds play the Mothlight

October 6, 2015Futurebirds plays The Mothlight on Oct. 13 with opening act Susto, a fellow six-piece from a few hours away in Charleston.

The name Futurebirds calls to mind a whole flock of ornithological imagery, from the literal interpretation of eggs in a carefully-built nest and the colorful breeds they’ll one day become to the dinosaurs from which many scientists believe birds are descended.True to this winged diversity, the Athens, Ga. six-piece showcases a range of sonic delights on its third full-length album “Hotel Parties,” which just debuted Sept. 25. Over the course of 11 tracks, the band delivers jams both slow and steady (the anthemic “For You”) and cranked to, well, 11 (“twentyseven” feels destined to incite a dance party onstage and in the audience).Led by singer/guitarist Carter King’s soulful voice, the band’s energy and instrumentation is reminiscent of a Southern, more laid back My Morning Jacket, but its layered country rock is just as likely to explode into full-on bouts of psychedelia.Working their way throughout the South, Midwest and Northeast this fall in support of “Hotel Parties,” the men of Futurebirds play The Mothlight at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 with opening act Susto, a fellow six-piece from a few hours away in Charleston. For tickets and more information, visit themothlight.com.

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