LP released: May 26, 2023
FUTUREBIRDS & CARL BROEMEL
BLOOMIN' [LP] (ORANGE 180 GRAM VINYL)
Rock juggernaut Futurebirds newest LP, Bloomin , is a benchmark that celebrates the band's 13 years together. The Athens, Georgia-based group tapped storied My Morning Jacket guitarist/producer Carl Broemel to create a seamless, bountiful partnership that initially came to fruition with the 2021 EP, Bloomin , and was followed by 2022's Bloomin' Too EP. Here, the Bloomin' LP combines tracks from both EPs into a cohesive full-length vinyl release. The album ricochets from cosmic space, rock to rough around the edges, alt-country dreamscapes, sandy beach bum odes to kick-in-your-step pop ballads all signature tones and musical avenues at the core of the 'Birds' wide musical palette. "Carl is extremely perceptive and an all-around smart dude," says Futurebirds' Carter King. "He s really in tune with what the band is and what it strives to be. He s engaged and understands our vision ... With his cool guidance, everyone found their space in these songs pretty easily. We fell right in." "The best things in life usually don t come easy, but sometimes they do."