FALLS’ OMAHA OUT NOW TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Omaha, the U.S. debut from the pair behind Falls—Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin—is out now on Verve. “Our songs are at times deeply personal,” says Kirwin, “they’re raw, they’re real, and they’re very honest.”
Omaha is receiving great critical acclaim:
“Big drum sound and swaths of strings [paired] with Kirwin’s sweetly sorrowful vocals for a sound that builds to soaring and cinematic.” –The Wall Street Journal
“Jaw-droppingly beautiful…stunning” –The Boot
“Although the songs bask in honesty and emotion, they’re propelled by an energy and conviction that allows them to catch on immediately…the outfit that swiftly comes to mind is Fleetwood Mac, given [Falls’] propensity for sharing their romantic ups and downs in a way that’s instantly appealing.” –No Depression
“A recording with woozy and lush compositions that provide for a majestic theatricality…while still retaining a vintage charm.” –Glide Magazine
“The duo’s honest storytelling is consistent throughout” –Grassclippings
The video for “Let In The Light” recently premiered via The Boot, watch it here.
Omaha was produced and recorded by Mike Mogis (Jenny Lewis, First Aid Kit, Bright Eyes, M. Ward).
Falls escaped to the album’s namesake city to record Omaha, working closely with Mogis. With Kirwin and Rudston-Brown sharing songwriting duties and trading lead vocals, the album features string arrangements from Tony Buchen—the producer behind the band’s first EP, Hollywood, which debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Australian singer/songwriter chart.
Following the release of Hollywood in late 2012, the duo toured with notable acts including The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, in addition to performing at festivals around the country including SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, The Americana Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, CMJ, Loufest and most recently Bonnaroo and Firefly Festival.
They met. They fell in love. They wrote songs. They fought. They made up. They broke up. They wrote songs. Rudston-Brown and Kirwin met while students at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music. The pair spent the next two years playing every Wednesday night at a little hotel in Sydney before heading to the U.S. for the first time to play SXSW. Just a few months later, they signed a record deal with Verve (Universal Music Group) and moved to Los Angeles. After the move, Falls spent the following year traversing the U.S. playing shows and writing the songs that would become their first full-length release. “The songs on the album are really inspired by the whirlwind of the past couple years, and the sense of longing that’s come with uprooting ourselves like that,” says Kirwin. “Everything happened so quickly and it’s all been so exciting, but there are those moments when you realize what you’ve left behind and all the things that were left unsaid.”
About Verve Music Group:
Verve is Universal Music Group’s American contemporary label with an active artist roster that includes Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Mark Knopfler, Ledisi, Dirty Loops, Sarah McLachlan, Yuna and Barry Manilow, to name a few. David Foster, a 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer, has served as Verve Chairman since 2012. When Verve was founded in 1956, the label made a name for itself as the home of jazz legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Stan Getz and Billie Holiday.
For more information, please contact Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
FALLS LIVE DATES
*with The Airborne Toxic Event
October 22 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Wiltern*