French Horn Rebellion Premieres 'Swing Into It' ft HAERTS
Here's how the story goes. Last winter, we did a performance at LowBrau in Sacramento - which has become one of our favorite places to play - and after the show, a group of beautiful ballerinas came up to us, wanting to congratulate us on a show well done. After recovering from shell-shock that such pretty girls would talk to us, we learned that they were members of the Sacramento Ballet Company, and we both began to lament the deteriorating interest the public has in classical music, ballet, and the fine arts.
Together we thought - hey, let's do something about this ! Let's collaborate and make something special that is truly fun and artistic - nothing ironic, nothing satirical, just an upbeat and beautiful collaboration using our classical skills. FHR had a track featuring HAERTS coming up, so they sent it to the Sac Ballet, and Rex Wheeler, the choreographer, was immediately inspired. Alexandra Cunningham- the Sacramento Ballet's social direct was recovering from a ballet-related injury at the time, and hit up all the local Sacramento boutique shops for costumes, and got funding for the dancers from nights at LowBrau, while FHR found the production team, 'The Strangers' to put together lights, camera and action. What you see is the final product of working through the internet and on the ground, and we're so proud of it.
French Horn Rebellion are Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, two brothers born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, younger brother Robert was playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and decided to make hot beats instead. After telling the conductor that Mahler isn't fun anymore he asked his bassoon-toting brother, David to join with him. And so it was, a French Horn Rebellion began. Since then, they have travelled 5 continents with French horn slung over their back, doing shows with MGMT, Yelle, Cut Copy, and others along the way. Also, they've pioneered a new genre called 'Next Jack Swing,' like New Jack, but with heavy beats and funkier bass lines. Their latest EPs, Poster Girl (with Database), Girls (ft JD Samson and Fat Tony), Love is Dangerous (ft J Pat from The Knocks), Dancing Out (ft Jody Watley), Friday Nights (with Viceroy), Caaalifornia (ft Bebe Panthere and Ghost Beach), The Fire (ft Savoir Adore) and Swing Into It (ft HAERTS) are out now.
FRENCH HORN REBELLION live on tour with Hey Champ!
* = FHR headline only
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5/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
5/2 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency*
5/3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet*
5/4 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
5/8 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
5/9 - West Haven, CA @ The Cave
5/10 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall's Marlin Room
5/13 - Washington, DC @ Tropicalia
5/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
5/15 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
5/16: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
5/17 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/18 - Louisville, KC @ The New Vintage
5/19 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/22 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
5/23 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Basement
5/24 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry Dallas
5/25 - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival
5/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cresent Ballroom
5/28 - San Diego, CA @ UX31
5/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop - Popscene
5/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
6/2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
6/4 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
6/6 - Springfield, MO @ College St Barcade*
6/7 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret*