A year that saw us record, mix, master, and release Hotel Parties. A year where we played a show in -14 degree temperatures at Dartmouth, and played a festival on the melting black top parking lot outside the old AstroDome, in June. A year where we saw the whales migrating north towards Canada off the southern Oregon coast. Yay, a year that hath seen both highs and lows, peaks and valleys. While I will miss your gentle touch and longing gazes, it it time to move forth from the depths of nostalgia and brashly into the new year. We shan't shun you completely though, sweet 2015, as we've many artifacts from our last few months still remaining. Videos, live sessions, and studio sessions are all to come soon, and we're super proud of all the collaborations we've been afforded the opportunity to make.
Back in November, we were graciously asked to be part of Oxford American's Georgia Music Edition, the result is our version of Ray Charles' "Midnight" (written by Boudleaux Bryant and Chet Atkins). Our new friend Ben Surber captured the experience in an awesome video that is attached below. We thank all of the people who took time to come see us this past year, to purchase our merch, to pester us on social media, and even to donate to our stolen goods fund. We hope that we made it worth your while in every way we could, and hope that the new year holds great secrets and truths for us all.
Since we last saw any of you (almost 2 months ago) we've been diligently stuffing our faces in preparation for a long winter tour with our good friends SUSTO. Since our friend James forced us (over the course of a year probably) to listen to this band, we've been smitten. We could be soul mates, as we've become fast friends and mutual admirers within the course of a few months. We'll be heading out on a bunch of western dates with the fine boys (and girl) in SUSTO, a tour that will be sure to feature much collaboration and a newly fandangled light rig that we have no idea how to run.
Check out our tour dates below. You can find tickets to all these show (and all other dates) here: futurebirdsmusic.com/tour .
Thanks for allowing us to continue to be band!
January 22nd - Dallas, TX - Club Dada (with SUSTO)
January 23rd - Austin, TX - The Parish (with SUSTO)_
January 27th - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (with SUSTO)
January 28th - San Francisco, CA - The Independent (with SUSTO)
January 29th - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst (with SUSTO)
February 3rd - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond's Garage (with SUSTO)
February 4th - Portland ,OR - Mississippi Studios (with SUSTO)
February 5th - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern (with SUSTO)
February 6th - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett (with SUSTO)
February 9th - Jackson, WY - Town Square Tavern (with SUSTO)
February 11th - Fort Collins, CO - Surfside 7 (with SUSTO)
February 12th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge (with SUSTO)
February 13th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge (with SUSTO)
February 14th - Creede, CO - Creede Cabin Fever Daze (with SUSTO)
February 16 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck (with SUSTO)
February 18th - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
March 10th - 12th - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival
August 5th-7th - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival