July 7, 2012

“Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn a contract with Autumn Tone Records. With the label’s help, Futurebirds booked time at Chase Park Transduction — one of Athens’ most renowned studios, with a client list that includes R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers, and Jason Isbell — and recorded Hampton’s Lullaby. The debut album was released in August 2010, and the group issued a follow-up EP, Via Flamina, while touring in support of both releases.”

The band plays Pittsburgh tomorrow night at Brillo on a bill with The Henry Clay People and Kid Durango. My thanks to Guitarist/Vocalist Carter King for taking some time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Green Day, “Dookie “.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, “The Lonely Bull”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Grateful Dead, “Europe ’72”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • “Sand Jobs” because it never came out.
  • First concert attended?
  • Widespread Panic on12/30/1999 (6th grade).
  • Last concert?
  • Tia Madre at Caledonia Lounge.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Tia Madre at Caledonia Lounge.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Anjeco at the Georgia Theatre.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • There are some really sweet fountains in Pittsburgh.

Thanks, Carter. Pittsburgh and fountains? Rivers maybe but fountains?