YouTooCanWoo “Night Out” with French Horn Rebellion & Friends

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YouTooCanWoo “Night Out” with French Horn Rebellion & Friends

Janelle Kroll, Glassio, Deidre & the Dark, DeModa, Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

Sat, February 3, 2018

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Guest performances by:

-Glassio

-Deidre & the Dark

-DeModa

-Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

French Horn Rebellion
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.
Janelle Kroll
Janelle Kroll
Deep within the mind, body, and soul of Janelle Kroll lives a wide palette of powerful emotions with which she shapes her individually crafted songs. With each defining stroke across her musical canvas, she layers feelings colored with wide sentiments of desire dancing with pain, of reaction and response and of irrational minds and reckless hearts. Hers is a voice unafraid to communicate the profound complexities of life and love in truthful manner: her innermost fears, her sexual freedom, her emotional vulnerability. She tattoos her heart on her sleeves in neon pinks and passionate reds for the world to see and hear. And it’s all laid out on Kroll’s newest project: the Pretty Lie To Me EP, set for release fall 2017 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend.

Pretty Lie To Me displays the Chicago-born, New York-based singer-songwriter in her latest evolution. A sultry romp through R&B sensuality, pop sensibility, indie dreamscapes, and vocal-driven melodies, Pretty Lie To Me sees Kroll defying genre boundaries and artistic expectations with no regard for rules, but her own.

“I think right now is a very exciting time to be genreless and forge your own path,” says Kroll. “Listeners today have more eclectic tastes because of how we’re able to absorb music. As artists, I think we should outwardly present music that is varied.”

It’s a creative approach present all throughout Pretty Lie To Me, where Kroll breaks free of a singular sonic atmosphere and instead embraces a kaleidoscopic sound. An alternative take on radio pop, lead single “Barricade” sees Kroll pouring her whole essence over a deceivingly bouncy beat and brightly sung hook, while the lyrics mask underlying dark tones that serve as a framework for heartbreak. The downtempo delicacy of “Blush” featuring Aalias mixes future pop airiness built around electronic-kissed soul. Elsewhere, the title track “Pretty Lie To Me” is an exploration in sensuality, longing, and identity. “Shadowdancer” feels like Jai Paul meets Sade meet Fleetwood Mac, while “How Do You Know Me” is an angel song that floats above clouds of dreamy harps and synthetic bliss.

For Kroll, her artistic journey lives in her music and comes to life via her songs and lyrics, where she freely explores the definitive themes surrounding her personal life and openly expresses her essential perspectives. Key among those is emotional authenticity, as best heard on the lead single “Barricade,” in which she lays all her heart’s cards on the table. Deceptively sad, as Kroll describes it, “Barricade” is simultaneously a love song and a heartbreak anthem, in which the singer moves through polar extremes of love and unrequited romance, never ashamed of what she feels getting through it all and never leaving listeners brooding in the moment.

It all reflects Kroll’s acceptance of impermanence, her belief that nothing is forever no matter what our hearts desire. Admittedly, she embraces the inescapable life fact that all things, good or bad, come to an end.

Pretty Lie To Me is an appropriate continuation to Kroll’s last release, the Outsider EP, in which she fully explores the realms of dreampop and alternative pop à la contemporaries Banks, AlunaGeorge and Lana Del Rey. Whereas Outsider is more sentimental, Pretty Lie To Me is a few shades brighter, where playful lyrics intertwine with sensual melodies for a sultry treat. The new project also sees Kroll diving headfirst into a newfound R&B sound as heard on the triplet rollout of “Blush ft. Aalias,” “How Do You Know Me,” and “Pretty Lie to Me.”

Prior to Outsider and Pretty Lie To Me, Kroll developed her singing and songwriting chops through various creative partnerships, including her time singing lead vocals while on tour with indietronica outfit Big Data in the summer of 2014 as well as a co-writing credit with Estelle on “Time Share (Suite 509)” off her 2015 album, True Romance. Kroll first left her mark on the world with her 2015 hit, “Sunny Days,” which was featured on Spotify’s influential New Music Playlist. The track later went Top 10 on the streaming platform’s US Viral Chart and Global Viral Chart. Further backed by ongoing support from tastemaker media outlets like Harper's Bazaar, Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, and more, Kroll secured a coveted performance slot on internationally celebrated music festival Lollapalooza in her native Chicago in 2015, a special homecoming show of sorts. Elsewhere, Kroll has worked as a featured vocalist on a handful of tracks from buzzing electronic dance music acts, including Moon Boots (“Utopia”) and Autograf (“Metaphysical”), as well as house music veteran Dennis Ferrer on “Mind Ur Step,” which dominated radio stations across Europe.

And while Kroll’s cutting lyrics and deep-seated songs come from a very personal space, they reach audiences from all walks of life. Her story unfolds as a solo mission teeming with universal appeal to which she credits to her self-created notion of “dependent music,” a connection with listeners bridged solely by the raw emotions and emotional dependencies we all share as humans.

“Music should help you with your troubles, with what you're hung up on, and help you find a release,” Kroll explains. “In life, we go through a wide range of experiences, but with a limited range of emotions. I want my music to validate other people’s feelings and help them feel special, whether that’s taking them someplace else or bringing them deeper within themselves.”

With Pretty Lie To Me, Janelle Kroll accomplishes both, taking listeners on a journey that's part personal and part communal, singular and universal, reality and dream.


The Pretty Lie To Me EP from Janelle Kroll is out fall 2017 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend.
Glassio
Glassio
Glassio is an alt-pop duo made up of Sam Rad (Dubai/London) and Charles Pinel (Paris). They began their musical collaboration after a long weekend of dancing in the forests of Latitude Festival in the UK. With a love for fusing dreamy, lush vocals with 80's inspired Chicago house and UK-electronica, Glassio have proven to be at the forefront of electronic acts spawning out of New York City today. Their sound, described by XLR8R as "effervescent and colorful," found it's way to the top of the Spotify Viral Charts in 2016 and their EP Poptimism heralded as "an encyclopedia of Pop" by The Village Voice.

With a sharp taste for melody, and pop hooks, Glassio's sound brings together a perfect marriage of indie-pop and alt-electronica. They often collaborate and co-write with different artists, and their songs have been placed in shows such as MTV's Scream, CW's Arrow and MTV's Loosely Nicole. Latest releases have included "Make Me Feel," which reached the Top 10 on the Hype Machine charts, as well as an ethereal, electro-gospel rendition of "Search & Destroy," by Iggy & The Stooges. Their latest single, "Morning House" is a testament to their love for electro-hip/hop inspired beats and sounds, with the overarching catchiness of an Indie-pop smasher. "Morning House" went viral in both Brazil and Peru, as well as charting on Hype Machine's Top 50 charts for 6 consecutive weeks.
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue is a new project from Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, formerly of Ghost Beach and TV/TV. With a funky, tongue-in-cheek vibe, the project explores themes of vice, ego and heartbreak through tragic characters who can't help but get in their own way.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com