Futurebirds - Teamwork
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Futurebirds - Teamwork

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Sure there is plenty of obvious influence mixing My Morning Jacket, Poco, Eagles, Buffalo Springfield and — name your favorite country rock act here — to Futurebirds’ often ethereal yet always rootsy approach. But it’s the sheer quality of the sweet and salty songcraft that raises the bar for these guys, like how they ramp up a darker edge such as in the twisted electric guitars that close out the honeyed “Crazy Boys.” Even when rocking out on the mid-tempo “All Damn Night” they reign in the galloping sound, keeping the reverb high, and the vibe low key as the melodies sneak up on you and pensive harmonies push the song into psychedelic areas. “Picking up Strangers,” a song musically indebted to “Lodi,” enhanced by horns and vocals both lived in and melancholy dips into swampy waters. Subtle yet taut brass also augments “Wear It Out,” the disc’s most soulful track helped by a soaring sax solo. It, along with the hooky chorus and scampering country shuffle of “My Broken Arm” with its “The money’s no good” refrain, jumps out as an obvious single. The tempo of the latter gallops along like a horse trotting around a track as a pedal steel cries, infusing a melancholy vibe.  -American Songwriter 


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