FUTUREBIRDS

Baba Yaga

2012-04-15

Like the album's namesake, Baba Yaga (a witch of Slavic folklore) is both atmospheric and haunting (the first half of the disc, anyway). This is Futurebirds' second full-length and it's full of guitar, drums, pedal-steel, occasional cello, vocal harmonies, and fine production. Due to the band's origins (Athens, GA), it is frequently likened to REM. Other than their common roots, I don't think the bands are comparable. I see Futurebirds as a folk or alt-country band. Indeed this album gets twangier as it goes along. Comparisons aside, Futurebirds has enough substance to be able to stand on its own. Rebecca Ruth

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