The Falcon (band)

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The Falcon
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Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Red Scare Industries
Associated acts Slapstick
The Broadways
Baxter
The Lawrence Arms
Sundowner
Alkaline Trio
Website MySpace
Members Brendan Kelly
Neil Hennessy
Dan Andriano
Past members Todd Mohney
Eli Caterer
Derek Grant
Sam Russo

The Falcon is a Chicago-based punk rock supergroup. The band features The Lawrence Arms members Brendan Kelly (guitar and vocals) and Neil Hennessy on drums, as well as Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano (vocals and bass). Todd Mohney of Rise Against played guitar on the 2004 EP but could not attend the recording session for the band's first full length Unicornography,[1] and his spot was temporarily filled in by Kelly and Hennessy.

History[edit]

Kelly, the creative force behind the band, has said in interviews that the line-up would almost definitely change in order to tour successfully. Specifically, he cited Andriano's role in the Alkaline Trio as making the bass player's availability for touring limited. Kelly and Andriano previously played together from 1993-1996 in the ska/punk band Slapstick.

In December 2004, the band released the EP God Don't Make No Trash -or- Up Your Ass With Broken Glass. An interesting trait of the EP is that, like the name of the EP, each song has two different names in a style mimicking that of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show episode titles. The EP received a number of positive reviews.

On September 26, 2006, the band released their first full-length album Unicornography. The album has a very fast paced, hard sound with strong raspy vocals, in comparison to The Lawrence Arms older works, and is more similar in tone and style to their 2006 album, Oh! Calcutta!. The album also features re-recorded versions of the songs "I'm So Happy I Could Just Cry Myself to Sleep -or- The Routes We Wander" and "Building the Perfect Asshole Parade -or- Scratching Off the Fleas", both of which were originally featured on the band's 2004 EP. In 2007 they made their first music video for the song "The La-Z-Boy 500." At an intimate show at the borderline in London on July 7, 2012, Brendan Kelly and Dan Andriano admitted Sam Russo into the band as touring guitarist and backing vocalist.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Album Other information
2008 "The La-Z-Boy 500" Unicornography

Compilations[edit]

  • Protect: A Benefit For The National Association To Protect Children (2005) Fat Wreck Chords with the song "Building The Perfect Asshole Parade -or- Scratching Off The Fleas"
  • Plea For Peace Vol. 2 (2007) Asian Man Records with the song "Blackout"

Uses in media[edit]

The song "Blackout" was featured in the 2007 EA Sports skateboarding video game "Skate."

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