Mother Falcon Unveil “Blue and Gold”
Video on American Songwriter
Second Leg of U.S. Tour Kicks Off Today
"Mother Falcon's classical chops fuel a sound that soars with the grandiosity of Arcade Fire at its most anthemic."
“…infectiously catchy and intriguingly complex.”
– Consequence of Sound
“...delicately parsed vocal lines swell to gigantic, room-engulfing choruses."
Austin has seen a number of solid orchestral pop and rock outfits in recent years, but perhaps none have created more buzz than Mother Falcon
. American Songwriter
has just revealed their new music video, “Blue and Gold,” which demonstrates the band’s musical diversity and expertly layered instrumentation. “‘Blue and Gold’ is about the constant shift in the power dynamic of a romantic relationship, where the abuser becomes the abused and vice versa,” the band explains. The video abstractly portrays this relationship through its changing colors and expressive ballet dancers. Watch and share it now on YouTube
The unique symphonic rock group – which is comprised by a rotating group of 15 to 20 musicians boasting three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon, glockenspiel and more – released their new album You Knew on May 7th to praise from NPR
, USA Today
, and more. Having already developed a cult following in their native Austin and successfully wrapping up two residencies in New York City this past June, the band is hitting the road again this summer to spread their emotive, genre-breaking sound to audiences in the Western U.S.
Mother Falcon is a band that truly thrives in their live performances. Not only has the band won over audiences across the US, but they were also cited as one of Bob Boilen's "15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013
" and Stephen Thompson’s “favorite young band of the festival's opening night.”
Mother Falcon originally began as an afterschool jam among a handful of orchestra students looking for a more creative outlet than reading sheet music. It wasn’t long before that snowballed into an organic band made up of individuals who aren’t afraid to explore their varied musical influences. In their three years together, the collective has managed to craft a signature soundscape, blending traditional rock elements and whirling horns with strings that dominate and dance behind emotive vocal turns. The densely layered tracks are led by the distinctive croon of Tamir Kalifa against harmonies between members Nick Gregg and Claire Puckett.
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Jessica Savage – Girlie Action: 212-989-2222 x117, Savage@girlie.com
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Mother Falcon is an orchestral indie band born in Austin, Texas that has quickly become an award winning recording act and a top concert draw, performing in rock clubs while maintaining a presence in the performing arts scene scoring plays and films.
The group began to coalesce around multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Gregg while the members were still teenagers, coming together via orchestral and chamber music classes. Composing as a collective, the 18 piece ensemble includes several multi-instrumentalists and most of the players contribute vocals. Guitarist/pianist Claire Puckett, accordionist/pianist Tamir Kalifa and percussionist/saxophonist Issac Winburne form the creative core along with Nick Gregg, though all members contribute musically.
Still Life, the debut EP, was released in early 2010 and spawned the local hit "Marigold." Mother Falcon's first full length, Alhambra, was released in February 2011 and gained immediate raves and heavy spins on the influential public radio station KUT, charted in the top ten on several college stations and hi #61 on the CMJ chart.
Currently at work on their second album as well as the score for the indie documentary Star Nation, about the international spectator sport culture surrounding the video game Starcraft, Mother Falcon will move to New York City for the month of June and to Los Angeles during all of August to promote the upcoming album with weekly club residencies and regional touring. In July the band will conduct its second annual Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students.