Band of the Day

2014.03.30

French Horn Rebellion

Randy electropop that will bring the cops a-knockin' at your next basement dance party
You made my knees weak, so much I could not speak. We moved to the dance beat, to a different drum.
lyrics from Dancing Out

Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo French Horn Rebellion feature the talents of brothers David and Robert Perlick-Molinari. In 2007, younger brother Robert was playing French horn in 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.

With a name inspired by the combination of David's skills as a computer sound engineer and Robert having once been the first chair French horn player in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, French Horn Rebellion make '80s-influenced electronic pop with an often wry, campy sense of humor.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, David and Robert eventually relocated to Brooklyn where David produced and engineered music for the similarly inclined outfit MGMT. In 2013, French Horn Rebellion's song, "Caaalifornia" premiered on VEVO, and their smash-song, "Beaches and Friends" was featured in the popular HBO show, "Girls."

Since then, they boys have travelled the world with French horn slung over their back, playing with MGMT, Yelle, Cut Copy, and others along the way.

Their debut album “The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion” is available now.