by Brad Roberts
I have been a little obsessed of late by yOya and have been anxious to catch up with them again after seeing them last October at Echoplex and getting their great EP, Go North. Not only vocally and instrumentally proficient, but masterful composers as well, the EP has been on constant rotation ever since. When I saw they were playing the Mother Falcon (at right) residency at The Echo this Wednesday, February 12, I found this was going to be a perfect opportunity to see, not only yOya, but a band I definitely needed to know about.
Researching Mother Falcon I discovered an orchestral ensemble that appeared to be on a direct path right into my heart. Heavily instrumental, the Austin, Texas band came together around 2008 when they were high school students in the school orchestra. Alternately described as orchestral indie or classical jazz or baroque chamber, their music touches on all those bases and more. Samples of the music on line convinced me to buy a ticket and go.