Entries tagged with: Mother Falcon
Austin synth duo Bronze Whale recently put out their first track of 2014, a remix of Marshall Lewis' "Chapters." The original is a polished folk song, and hardly a trace of it remains on Bronze Whale's edit, which toys with the vocals, adds in glitchy beats, and eventually erupts into a full-on dancefloor banger. Check it out below.
Bronze Whale will team up with two fellow Austin artists, gothy synth crew S U R V I V E and many-member chamber pop collective Mother Falcon, for the BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage inside the Austin Convention Center during SXSW on Saturday, March 15 from 4 PM - 6 PM. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
Song stream below...
S U R V I V E EP artwork
Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 43 will display the works of the world's top gig poster artists. The show runs March 13-15 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the very artists who created them.The Flatstock poster convention in the Austin Convention Center during SXSW is not all just poster art. There's also live music accompaniment on the Flatstock stage and we at BrooklynVegan and BV Austin have curated the 4 PM - 6 PM portion of the stage happening on Saturday, March 15 with all Austin artists including gothy synth crew S U R V I V E, poppier electronic duo Bronze Whale, and many-member chamber pop collective Mother Falcon. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
S U R V I V E just released a new EP this week (2/18) via Monofonus Press, which you can pick up here. Like much of their other work, its single "Parousia" pulls most directly from '80s synth-goth, but they keep it instrumental, so you'll have to imagine the romantic baritone yourself. You can stream that song below. S U R V I V E also play a Monofonus Press SXSW show on 3/15 at Hideout Theater with Love Inks, Protomatyr, Spray Paint, Ghetto Ghouls, Beech Creeps and The Rebel.
Stream "Parousia," plus tracks from Bronze Whale and Mother Falcon, below...
Mother Falcon @ ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
"The young group, comprised of a rotating ensemble of 15 to 20 musicians, boasts three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel"Austin's own chamber pop collective Mother Falcon are known to do a live Radiohead cover (see video below), and now you can get a copy of that for yourself thanks to a just-announced upcoming release. The press release says:
The buzz that sets in at the beginning of Radiohead's "Airbag" - in the original version a serrating guitar riff, amplified by Mother Falcon's string section - comes on like a swarm of ferocious bees. If you've had the pleasure to see this Austin's indie rock ensemble's live rendition, know exactly what that means and what vigorous, hauntingly complex story is about to unfold. The band's uniquely intense interpretations of Radiohead has become a legendary part of experiencing Mother Falcon live. So it is with great pleasure that the band prepares to release their live adaptation of OK Computer for the world to enjoy.That's out March 18th which is right after the group plays at least 5 SXSW shows including one as part of a BrooklynVegan Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage inside the convention center's SXSW poster art show on Saturday, March 15. The full show, which goes from 4-6 pm includes gothy synth crew S U R V I V E, poppier electronic duo Bronze Whale, and Mother Falcon. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
All Mother Falcon tour dates are listed along with a video of them performing Radiohead live, below..
Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.
Full list below...
Lauren of Ume @ Brooklyn Bowl (more by Chris La Putt)
In case you haven't heard by now, Lauren of Ume wrote and released a song for Esme. The song is called "Gleam" and "100% of all sales will be donated to Esme's family or you can donate directly at forouresmeb.blogspot.com". Read more about it, letter from Lauren included, and listen to the song below.
Ume are heading on tour with Cursive in February, but first: Oh Snap!, the annual fest in "in memory of Sergio Machado, a dear friend and musician who was killed in a car accident in his home country of Mozambique." The money raised goes to the Sergio Machado Memorial Scholarship. Taking place at the Parish and Beale St. Tavern from January 26-28, Ume play the final day at the Parish at midnight. The whole schedule and tickets are at the fest's site. The full lineup is with Ume's Esme song, below...