Video Premiere: Futurebirds “My Broken Arm”
Futurebirds will celebrate their 10 years as a band by releasing a new record on January 15. The aptly titled Teamwork captures the many flavors of the psychedelic country rockers. The band recorded the album in a variety of locales and guitarist/singer Thomas Johnson notes, “Every one of the songs captures the vibe of the spaces and cities we occupied when we made it.”
Today we premiere the official video for “My Broken Arm.” Johnson explains that it is “a song I actually wrote over 10 years ago. The song is essentially about being frustrated by having to support a music career with shitty jobs that don’t pay much, and spending all your time working and none of that time making music, and realizing you could be a hell of a lot happier with less money and more time to do the things you really love. Things that drive you. It’s a vicious cycle that lots of musicians have to deal with.
“We recorded a version of ‘My Broken Arm’ with a different band we (Carter, Brannen, and our original drummer Payton) were in called “the Interns,” but never ended up doing too much with it. We always thought it would be a good fit on a Futurebirds album, but never got around to re-recording it until the sessions for our upcoming album, Teamwork.…..Thanks to our fans everywhere.”
Teamwork is now available for pre-order. The band is offering a variety of bundles, one of which includes a house party like the one shown in the video, which was directed by Sam Justice and filmed in Savannah, GA.
Futurebirds will celebrate the release of the album with a series of shows. The confirmed dates are listed below the video, along with all f the band’s upcoming dates.
Futurebirds Tour Dates
11/8 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *
11/9 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *
11/10 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
11/12 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE *
11/13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN *
11/15 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
11/16 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *
11/17 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *
11/29 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
11/30 – Charleston Pour House (Main Stage) – Charleston, SC %
12/27 – Victory North – Savannah, GA
1/15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
1/16 – World Cafe Live Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
1/17 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
* – with CAAMP
% – with Leon III