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  • Introducing...Mother Falcon, Who Have 18 Members!

    Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:45:17

    Introducing...Mother Falcon, Who Have 18 Members! - Watch their "Alligator Teeth" video

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    Want to be bitten by "Alligator Teeth?" Okay, then go here so you can watch Mother Falcon's video for the song of that name.

    So what do you need to know about Mother Falcon, in keeping with the animal metaphor?

    They are an Austin-based orchestral indie pop ensemble that is currently making the transition from local cult favorite to the national stage. In just two years, the 18-piece collective has quickly grown into an award-winning, top drawing act in their native Austin, gaining as many accolades from scoring plays and films as they have performing in rock clubs. Yes, we said 18 members.

    The band is known for making the most out of the large size of their line-up, which includes several multi-instrumentalists and vocal contributions from the majority of their members. The ensemble began to coalesce around multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Gregg nearly nine years ago, while he was a twelve year old cello student at The Austin Chamber Music Center. Over the ensuing years, Mother Falcon grew as Nick met other students from youth orchestras around Austin and invited them to collaborate. While Gregg, along with Claire Puckett (Guitar/Piano), Tamir Khalifa (Accordion/Piano) and Isaac Winburne (Percussion/Sax) still serves as the creative core, as the band evolves each member has begun to contribute musically.

    The band will be releasing their debut full length Alhambra (Rampart-Arts) in February. Alhambra has been out locally in Austin for a full year where it has been receiving rave reviews and heavy spins on the city's public radio station KUT. Mother Falcon was also the winner for "Best None of The Above" award at the Austin Music Awards the past two years running, and were nominated for "Best New Ensemble" and "Best Theatrical Score" by the Austin Critics Table. Last year they also performed as the opening act for the 2011 Fusebox Festival at the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin accompanied by 100 additional string players.

    The band is currently working on the score to the indie documentary Star Nation.

    You can check out a series of teasers for Alhambra by going here.

    Did you check out Mother Falcon yet?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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