Friday, August 2, 2013

Savages and Thank You NPR Music and KCRW.

The joy of blogging here at Violet Femmes is discovering all the new great music out there.
I recently started really focusing on creating a following for the blog via my Violet Femmes facebook page and also via my twitter account of the same name. I encourage you to go follow and like these pages if you enjoy the music and information I post there.

Twitter brought me to Savages. NPR had a feature of them performing in the KCRW studio and this  video is intense.
 It was recorded on August 1, 2013, and on their site they describe how "The British post-punk band recently brought its intense live show to the studios of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the group tear through a vicious version of its song "She Will.""

Savages are from London and are Jehnny Beth (vocals), her real name is Camille Berthomier and she was previously part of the French indie rock duo John & Jehn.  Gemma Thompson is on guitar, Ayse Hassan on bass and Fay Milton is the drummer.

You can like them on their facebook page.

This photo is by French photographer Richard Dumas.
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. Thank you NPR.

Mother Falcon - Blue and Gold (Official Music Video)

This is stunningly beautiful video by Mother Falcon, a collective of musicians from Austin.

The music video for "Blue and Gold" is off their new album 'You Knew' available now on iTunes at

  Mother Falcon are creating quite a buzz. Their bio from their website states:

The young group – which is comprised of a rotating group of 15 to 20 musicians and boasts three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel – have developed a huge following in their native Austin, receiving as many accolades for their innovative chamber performances as for their electrifying live rock club performances. Beginning as an after school jam among a handful of orchestra students looking for a more creative outlet than reading sheet music, Mother Falcon expanded into an organic collective of classically trained musicians unafraid to explore their varied musical influences.


I am grateful to bitcandy , a great music site, with radio and news etc., for discovering this great group of music makers.

Mother Falcon is currently touring the West Coast in support of You Knew.
Here are their dates.
8/3: Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
8/5: Hollywood, CA @ School Night
8/9: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

8/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at The Coronet
8/16: San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
8/17: Davis, CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen

8/19: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

8/20: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe