Smart bets: Futurebirds

If it weren’t for the weeping pedal steel and low-altitude vocals, Futurebirds’ latest album title Hotel Parties could be a misinterpreted as a gloating reference to a city-by-city romp. But guitarist Thomas Johnson’s lyrics preclude any confusion about the band’s touring lifestyle: “I wound up drinking backstage alone, wondering why I booked a show in Toronto on the Fourth of July,” he laments. “The company I keep, they all live in my TV.” Add to those digital allies a slew of media outlets, including Paste, Stereogum and The Wall Street Journal, which all premiered tracks from the new album alongside positive words about the bearded band. The Southern-bred travelers play a set at The Mothlight Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 p.m., with support from Susto. $10/$12. themothlight.com. Photo by David McClister

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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