Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Sounds Like: Laid-back country-rock with a psychedelic Southern vibe; perfect for a summer night in a hammock by the lake. The Georgian six-piece formed in 2008 building up a solid fan base with its high-energy tunes that use everything from banjos to mandolins to create its unique blend of backwoods punk rock.
If You Like: The Whigs, Dead Confederate
Download: “Battle For Rome” A moody song with the perfect build-up to the depths of battle back down to a contemplative post-fight calm.
Futurebirds is currently on tour. Check dates to see them live in a city near you.
Check out our summer playlist for more the best Southern-bred songs
By: Megan Holley
Southern Band to Watch: Shovels & Rope