Athens, Ga. band Futurebirds has continued to win us over, track after track, ever since the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2009. Several records later, it seems that their latest album Baba Yaga further confirms the band’s unique knack for unpretentious yet lyrically sophisticated rock.
Although it’s been almost two years since Futurebirds released new content, the lengthy process of finding a home for this album was not in vain. In fact, in inspired the name for the LP, which comes from Slavic folk tale about a deformed child-eating witch.
“It was a long and painstaking process trying to get this album out,” said band member Carter King in a recent press release. “We got pretty discouraged, feeling like maybe it would never see the light of day, and one day I was talking to Thomas and started saying, ‘God, is this record some mythical creature out in the woods that only exists in our imaginations?’ Then we read about Baba Yaga, and that perfectly described how we were feeling about this record.”
The wait is over, though. Baba Yaga is set for release on April 16 via Fat Possum, but you can listen to the album in its entirety in the player below.