The Falcon (band)
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Labels||Red Scare Industries|
|Associated acts||Slapstick, The Broadways, Baxter, The Lawrence Arms, Sundowner, Alkaline Trio, Dave Hause, The Loved Ones (American band)|
|Past members||Todd Mohney
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 God Don't Make No Trash or Up Your Ass with Broken Glass EP but could not attend the recording session for the band's first full length Unicornography, and his spot was temporarily filled in by Kelly and Hennessy.
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 God Don't Make No Trash or Up Your Ass with Broken Glass 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.
On March 21, 2015, Dave Hause announced that he had joined the band in his e-newsletter.
- God Don't Make No Trash or Up Your Ass with Broken Glass (EP)(2004) Red Scare Industries
- Unicornography (2006) Red Scare Industries
|2008||"The La-Z-Boy 500"||Unicornography|
- 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"
Uses in media
- Official Site of the Lawrence Arms
- Official Site of the Alkaline Trio
- Red Scare Records
- Punknews.org Profile of the Falcon (Interviews, Reviews)
- Link to Brendan Kelly interview
- Vinyl Collective Co-Operative