French Horn Rebellion

Late Show

French Horn Rebellion

Violet Sands

Fri, March 31, 2017

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

French Horn Rebellion - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
French Horn Rebellion
French Horn Rebellion is comprised of brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, the now Brooklyn-based duo formed in 2007 after a lifetime of making music together. Robert had been playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, when he decided to pursue his true passion of making music people can dance to. After informing his conductor that Mahler isn't fun anymore, Robert got his bassoon-toting older brother, David, to join him on this endeavor of self-emancipation.

As French Horn Rebellion’s resident pied piper, Robert concedes this bit of affable insight, "I play French horn really, really loud. That's the number one thing. We're running around and ripping off Jimi Hendrix solos on French horn. It's the equivalent of a pizza party in band class with Teddy Riley on the jukebox."

With this attitude, the band has gained a worldwide following of like-minded, rebellious band geeks. French Horn Rebellion has performed on 5 continents, in search of the best parties and collaborators. The group has been fortunate enough to work, play, perform and collaborate with some of the best and most influential artists around, such as Beyoncé, Of Montreal, Cut Copy, Yelle, Hot Chip, St. Lucia, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club, SebastiAn, Autograf, and OMD. French Horn Rebellion has also had enjoyed getting their feet wet in other artistic industries world, with performances at fashion weeks in New York (Lincoln Center), Paris (The Louvre, Jean Charles de Castelbajac), and Berlin (Pull & Bear).

Since its inception, French Horn Rebellion has been an independent project, and the brothers now also co-own their very own label and studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - YouTooCanWoo. The studio has been responsible for producing musical artists such as MGMT and The Knocks, while also creating the audio identities for companies like Spotify, MTV, and LOGO.
Violet Sands - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Violet Sands
The music of Brooklyn-based Violet Sands is an ethereal soundtrack for a rite of passage, harnessing the alluring vocals of Deidre Muro (Deidre & the Dark, previously of Savoir Adore), the inventive production of David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and the atmospheric guitar-scapes of Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five) to evoke the beauty and struggles of transitioning from one phase of life to another.

After quietly uploading “No Matter What” and “Lift Me Up” to Soundcloud at the start of 2016, Violet Sands organically began to gain listeners and to be featured in emerging music outlets. The likes of PressPlay and HillyDilly noted their modern genre blending of early influences such as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and The Cure with glitch pop, 90s R&B, shoegaze and trap, resulting in a sound “incomparable to anything out”.

The trio decided to release their first two tracks as part of the Strange Attractor EP, which includes “Coming Back” (Noisey premiere), “Modern Ruins” (NYLON music video premiere) and “Airy Canary” (which garnered lots of love in Noon Pacific’s curated playlist community). The song “No Matter What” continued to gain traction through 2016 - it was featured in a commercial for Spotify’s Party App along with “Lift Me Up,” it was included on a Vinyl Moon limited edition compilation, and it’s surreal music video was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Look out for a brand new wave of Violet Sands music in the coming months, including the latest single “Hello, I’m Free” which can also be heard in Spotify’s announcement of it’s Discover Weekly feature.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002