Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother Falcon - You Knew (2013) INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

5/9/13 1:55PM

 New video for the tune "Dirty Summer." The album "You Knew" by the way, was officially released yesterday to iTunes and what not. I of course have only been able to listen to some of it sparingly with my new job starting this week. I actually may be facing listening to very little music this whole year depending on how much my job prevents my music listening. O well, priorities as many believe. I do like a lot of what I have heard of this record. Style-wise, they seem to be continuing much of the Alhambra elements, with maybe more emphasis on variety. I am reminded of bands like Emanuel & the Fear and Revere off an on.

4/22/13 6:33PM
8 Hours Left!

4/15/13 4:46PM

STREAM THE WHOLE THING (or individual tracks) HERE PER NPR

It's worth repeating, their INDIEGOGO campaign is still ongoing, and they are still looking to succeed in their goal with 7 days left (a little over $22K to reach the $40K goal. Not impossible, but a big RALLY seems like it will have to happen soon).

A super-sized chamber-rock collective from Austin, Texas, Mother Falcon constructs sweepingly
 majestic rock out of a nine-piece string section, multiple horns, a bassoon, a glockenspiel
 and a diverse assortment of voices that sing and shout to the rafters. The band makes
 the most of those many moving parts — its songs shimmer and boom with
 infectious joy — but Mother Falcon doesn't skimp on the songwriting, either. Listen to
 "Marigold" or the brightly galloping "Dirty Summer," from the band's forthcoming album
 You Knew, and you'll hear a group that can juggle more than a dozen discrete components
 while still crafting impeccable, surprisingly airy three-minute pop songs.

Formed as a free-wheeling, 15- to 20-piece side project for a group of orchestra students, Mother Falcon
 maintains an educational mission, as well; its members help operate a summer camp for young classical
 musicians. But on its two full-length albums, You Knew (out May 7) and 2011's Alhambra,
 Mother Falcon's classical chops fuel a sound that soars with the grandiosity of Arcade Fire
 at its most anthemic. There's nothing staid or stodgy about Mother Falcon, 
whose albums capture the hugeness of a band that can't fit on many of the stages it plays.

Self-released and funded via crowd-sourcingYou Knew maneuvers its way through notable shifts in tone, 
often within moments; it doesn't take more than a few seconds for the band to shift gears between
 the booming acceleration of "Marigold" and the plaintive brooding of "Porcelain."
 Diverse and inventive, You Knew positively spills over with ideas and enthusiasm — the hallmark
 of a left-field treasure to discover and cherish.

4/8/13 11:50AM-4/9/13 2:00PM
Here's the cover Art for You Knew, which is a bit odd. But they have 15 days left to succeed with their Campaign, which it appears they need almost $26,000 still (of a $40,000 goal).

Hopefully more people will get word and check out what they are doing with this upcoming album in the next couple of weeks.

Track List added below:.

Release Date May 7th noted on Facebook here


1. Pink Stallion
2. Marigold
3. Porcelain
4. Sleep
5. My Majesty of Madness
6. Dirty Summer
7. Blue and Gold
8. Marfa
9. When It Was Good
10. What’s the Matter?
11. I Dream of Water

3/27/13 6:00AM
I got into this band last year with their debut album Alhambra, from 2011 (my little review from last year). Nice, big ensemble chamber pop/rock group somewhat in the vein of groups like Anathallo, Jared Micah, Sufjan Stevens, The Dear Hunter and others.

Their goal is $40,000 and they are at $11,369 with 27 days to go.

The title "You Knew" and projected release (May) of this were mentioned along with an mp3 download of the upcoming 7-inch single "Dirty Summer."

Mother Falcon IndieGoGo Video from MFAccount on Vimeo.

We're Mother Falcon, a band from Austin, Texas, and we're nearing completion of our second album. 
It doesn't have a title yet, but it does have a long list of new songs that we've been crafting since we recorded Alhambra in 2011.
Mother Falcon has a lot of members. We have a lot of instruments too, and musical ideas and touring plans and dreams of teaching young musicians and scoring films and writing better and better songs. 
What we don't have, at this point, is a label. We don't have someone to pay for the recording, mixing, mastering and duplication of our music. We don't have an army, or even a platoon, of publicists, booking agents, and interns alerting the world every time we release a record and sending us out on the road, setting up radio performances, contacting bloggers, and sending out promotional materials. 
What we do have is you. 
So we're humbly asking if you'll help us be our own label, so that we can do all the things necessary to produce an album that reaches a large audience.
With your help, we'll fund the mixing, mastering, and duplication of our second record, which we aim to release in May. Then, we'll take it to New York in June and Los Angeles in August and play as many darn shows as we can. 
And we'll make it worth your while. As you'll see below, you can get recordings, t-shirts, songwriting coaching, private performances, and all manner of other exciting gifts for helping us out. 
Thanks for all of your support,
Mother Falcon