by Justin (@justasstrazdin)
Futurebirds – Baby Yaga
Label: Fat Possum – April 16, 2013
Artist-Fair Shopping: Fat Possum Store
Style: Americanarama, Summer Flannel, Teles and Vintage Amps
Audience: Those Guys with Ten Day Beards and Their Really Cute Girlfriends, Dads at Shows, People Who Know What's inside a Silo
Better Tracks: Serial Bowls, The Doewg
So the Futurebirds drop Baby Yaga and the comparison is easy to make. The album is easy to listen to. It is smooth and sunny with wonderful runs of pedal steel whine. It makes you want to start a controlled fire. The arrangements are solid, but rough-hewn when they rock. While this album sounds like it has been done before, not every record needs to experiment, especially with PBR Americana. If there is solid writing backed by a road worn band, then the effort is welcome.
Verdict: Roll up Your Plaid Sleeves and Find Some Mosquitoes to Slap.
Futurebirds - Serial Bowls