The musical project that would become Temperamental Falcons was conceived by Andy Schmitz and Jeff Coles Smith toward the end of 2009. Over the next year, Schmitz and Smith wrote and recorded a slew of songs, fashioning an interesting new take on the ever-expansive genre of indie-folk. In November 2010, Brian Richards, of Mountain Town Music in Park City, Utah, heard some of these raw recordings and was impressed. Soon after, Richards invited them to play at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. The invitation spurred the duo to procure more musicians. Schmitz's wife, Lisa, joined the group, adding another vocal talent as well as a keyboardist. Meghan and Chris Cameron, who at the time made up the band Hellcat Maggie, also came aboard bringing along the ukulele, bass, and a bunch of songs they had written. The line-up, and its intriguing collection of talent, started simmering at Sundance and now boils over with an energetic and ethereal sound they like to call "Atmosphericana." Rochester-roots rockers The Silver Threads open the bill.
Temperamental Falcons perform Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m. at Tala Vera, 153 State St. $5. 546-3845, tala-vera.com.