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New band – Futurebirds and Some Tracks to Take Away


Right after SXSW this year, I kept a keen eye on my Twitter feeds to see what bands were loved, hated, obsessed over and caught the biggest buzz. One that sneaked into my radar and apparently sneaked under most was the Futurebirds.I’m a big fan of Aquarium Drunkard so it would make sense then that his label, Autumn Tone Records, would be made up of bands that I like. Well, so far so good because they picked up these hip Americana cats from Athens, Georgia. You can download a free EP from their bandcamp account here. A recommended track to check out is “Red Top Girl”.Futurebirds the band

Contest to win two tickets to Sunday’s show

The girl in “Red Top Girl”, or at least I believe it to be, is actually a bottle of whiskey and if you can guess what bottle of whiskey I’m thinking of, you and a friend will win two tickets to Sunday’s show at TT the Bear’s Place here in Cambridge. Either leave your answer in the comments or send them to me via email at kippy[at]hip2besquare[dot]net. I will pick the winner at random but you must get the answer right.

Debut Album – Hampton’s Lullaby

Autumn Tone will be releasing their debut album, Harmpton’s Lullaby, on July 13th. At first listen, besides the obvious category of Americana folk rock, they also add their SoCal flare. For those fans of The Walkmen, you’ll know what we’re talking about when you listen to some tracks. But for those fans of Kings of Leon, these guys are right in your wheel house. In my opinion, Futurebirds are more appealing to the ear then KoL. But hey, that’s just one mans opinion. Download a legal free track from the album below.

Download “Johnny Utah”

Tour Dates

May 12–DC9 w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield –Washington DC
May 13–Kung Fu Necktie w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–Philadelphia, PA
May 14–Southpaw w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–Brooklyn, NY
May 15–Mercury Lounge w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–New York, NY
May 16–TT the Bear’s w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–Boston, MA
May 18–Thunderbird Cafe w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–Pittsburgh, PA
May 19–Beachland Ballroom w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield–Cleveland, Ohio
May 20–Schuba’s w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield and Dexateens–Chicago, IL
May 21–Zanzabar w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield and Dexateens–Louisville, KY
May 22–Exit / In w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield and Dexateens–Nashville, TN
June 10–Schroeder’s–Rome, GA
June 11–Harvest Moon–Albany, GA
June 18–The Earl–Atlanta, GA
June 26–AthFest – Pulaski Stage–Athens, GA
July 3–Gnat’s Landing–St. Simons, GA
July 15–Bottletree w/ Roadside Graves–Birmingham, AL
July 16–One Eyed Jack’s w/ Roadside Graves–New Orleans, LA
July 17–Chelsea’s–Baton Rouge, LA
July 18–Emo’s (Inside) Austin, TX

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