Baeble First Play: Futurebirds Craft An Americana Tragedy
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

One of the great Romantic myths of being a musician on the road are hotel parties. You've all heard the stories of John Bonham from Led Zeppelin and the fish. This year's Straight Outta Compton highlighted the ragers N.W.A. consistently threw on their tours. But for a lot of bands, that couldn't be further from the truth. If you're a growing band driving around in a van and living out of cheap motels, you can't afford to throw epic parties every week. And in their gorgeously surreal video for, "Hotel Parties," Athens, GA Americana rockers Futurebirds put a tragic and mystical spin on that long-lived music myth.

We're super stoked to be premiering the video for "Hotel Parties." The track itself is a gorgeous bit of Wilco via Dylan. The lead vocals combine a soaring falsetto with a distinct Southern drawl, and the folksy acoustic guitars match the yearning emotionality of the track itself. But the video makes a complete package. A musician enters a hotel room alone and unpacks for a party, but his only friends are the characters on the TV he watches, and they step out of the television to join him for an evening of (empty) debauchery.

Check out the video as well as the band's upcoming tour dates below.



Nov 02 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
Nov 03 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Nov 04 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
Nov 05 - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge - Burlington, VT
Nov 06 - Great Scott - Boston, MA
Nov 07 - Birdseye Lounge - Portsmouth, NH
Nov 10 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northhampton, MA
Nov 12 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Nov 13 - The Foundry @ Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
Nov 14 - The Parlor on Granby - Norfolk, VA
Nov 19 - Kings - Raleigh, NC
Nov 20 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
Nov 21 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Nov 27 - Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
Jan 21 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
Jan 22 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Jan 23 Austin, TX Parish
Jan 27 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Jan 28 San Francisco, CA Independent
Jan 29 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Club
Feb 4 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Feb 5 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Feb 6 Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Feb 12 - 13 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

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