Futurebirds is a southern indie rock/alt-country band that is known for melding Americana-style rock with a modern, psychedelic sensibility. They may be from a bigger city in Georgia, but the group is still certainly southern. They use the music history and atmosphere that is embedded in the region as a stepping stone to creating their own sonic path. Their use of distortion and effects on instruments like the pedal steel guitar or the mandolin has given them a “psychedelic country” label. It’s as if a city-based hippie spent a few months in the deep, southern wilderness to find themselves. It’s a blend of different cultures that is not only enjoyable but is new to most audiences. Futurebirds doesn’t only please, they surprise.