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, NYLON, Paste, 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.
Mother Falcon on Tour:
8/2: Taos, NM @ Live Taos Music Festival
8/3: Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
8/5: Hollywood, CA @ School Night
8/9: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at The Coronet
8/16: San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
8/17: Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
8/19: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
8/20: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe