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Get on Board with Mother Falcon [stream]

Posted on the 11 April 2013 by Thewildhoneypie @thewildhoneypie


With horns blaring, “Dirty Summer,” the new song by Austin’s Mother Falcon, starts off big. For nearly three and a half minutes, it never really settles down. Their huge sound can largely be attributed to the fact that they began as an after-school jam among a handful of high school orchestra students looking for a more creative outlet than reading sheet music. With anywhere from 15 to 20 people in the band, it’s no surprise that they have meshed a variety of influences — their sound is what you might expect if Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Beirut, and Arcade Fire all decided to make music together — and the combination works extremely well.

Mother Falcon has said that “Dirty Summer” is “very much about the crisis at the intersection of youth and adulthood. Everyone in the band is going through the same things and dealing with them in what is sometimes the worst way possible, as young adults often do. I guess this song is our ode to both the liberated summer and maturing.” When listening, it’s hard not to feel like you’re experiencing the start of what will surely be an epic journey for the band.

Stream “Dirty Summer” up above and make sure to download the band’s newest album You Knew when it is released on May 7th.

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