Mother Falcon is still coming down from their three great performances at this year’s SXSW.
But while fans and critics alike have delighted in the band’s 2011 debut LP Alhambra, the highlight of their Austin shows was performing material from their upcoming new album You Knew due out May 7th. Continuing to develop their orchestral indie sound, You Knew uniquely combines upbeat, danceable indie rock and offbeat jazz elements a la Portishead that slowly build until they explode with sound, courtesy of the band’s symphonic size.
You Knew’s initial single “Dirty Summer” is “very much about the crisis at the intersection of youth and adulthood,” the band said.
In addition to You Knew’s release, Mother Falcon will have a busy summer scoring music for a documentary film and developing a summer camp for young classical musicians.