Mother Falcon sign to Universal Classics, touring with Ben Sollee, played Empire Control Room (pics & dates)
photos by Tim Griffin
Mother Falcon @ Empire Control Room - 8/22/2015
Earlier this month, Austin-based indie orchestra Mother Falcon sent out this message:
Just a quick note to let you know that MF's 3rd album, Good Luck Have Fun, will not be released as planned this Friday, August 14. In addition, the album's first single, "Kid", has been pulled. The release parties and concerts scheduled for 8/21 at the ND (w/ RF Shannon and The Quintessential Clarinet Quintet) and 8/22 at Empire Control Room (w/ TAFT and Monté) will become free shows as a gesture of appreciation to the band's hometown of Austin for many years of love and support. Mother Falcon will make a major announcement about the new album and the band's future next week.
That major announcement is that the new album will now be released on October 9 by their new label, Universal Music Classics. Their fourth album, planned for 2016, will also come out via UMC.
What does Mother Falcon's Matt Puckett have to say about all this?
"Good Luck Have Fun explores more deeply the indie-pop as well as the neo-classical sides of our sound. It's new territory for us both sonically and now in our partnership with UMC. We feel the team at the label truly understands both aspects of what we are up to musically and we can't wait to see what comes next."
Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of UMC underscores Matt's sentiment: "I've been following Mother Falcon for quite some time now. Their classically-derived instrumentation and exploratory compositions set them apart. No one sounds like Mother Falcon. Their music is truly in line with the artistic vision of Universal Music Classics."
Congrats to the band for all that, and for the packed not-release shows they played over the weekend. We were at the Empire one. Pictures are in this post, and more shows are coming.
After a couple of October gigs in Houston and New Orleans, Mother Falcon will head out on a fall tour with Ben Sollee. That trek hits City Winery in Nashville, World Cafe in Philly, Thalia Hall in Chicago, Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 10/21, and many other places. All dates are listed with the rest of the photos below...
more photos after the dates....
Mother Falcon -- 2015 Tour Dates
10/8 Orange Show Center (2 shows) Houston, TX
10/9 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA
The Fall Migration Tour w/ Ben Sollee
10/11 Brown Theatre Louisville, KY
10/12 City Winery Nashville, TN
10/13 Saturn Birmingham, AL
10/14 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
10/16 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
10/17 The Howard Theater Washington, DC
10/18 Strand Capitol Theatre York, PA
10/20 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
10/21 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
10/22 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy, NY
10/23 First Church Congregational Cambridge, MA
10/24 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
10/25 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH
10/27 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
10/28 Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary Newport, KY
10/29 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
10/30 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
11/01 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
11/09 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
11/10 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
11/11 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
11/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
11/13 HiFi Music Hall Eugene, OR
11/15 The Domino Room Bend, OR
11/16 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
11/17 Barboza Seattle, WA
11/18 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
11/20 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
11/21 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
more photos from Empire Control Room....