French Horn Rebellion (Live)
Written, produced and mixed by brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, The Infinite Music… is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French horn player. “There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.
The Brooklyn-based duo already had an illustrious pedigree; David produced MGMT's indie release, Time to Pretend EP for New York indie Cantora Records, and with previous single “Up All Night” they scored a Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series. The band have also remixed the likes of Sleigh Bells, JD Samson & MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston.
The Great Apes (French Horn Rebellion Backing Band)
On the heels of their recent ‘Damn Dirty’ Live EP release, self-proclaimed ‘funk-blast warriors’ The Great Apes continue to solidify their place in NYC as a beacon for all inter-borough hip shakers. In June they were awarded the ‘Audience Choice’ award at WNYC’s 2012 Battle of the Boroughs after delivering a fierce performance repping Queens County.
Throughout the year the band’s live show remains a tremendous strength in their repertoire. The combination of J.Trom’s soul-man howl with the group’s electro-funk force consistently electrifies fans. “Obviously, your music has an emotional impact,” declared radio host Terrance McKnight to a roaring crowd at the band’s WNYC appearance. That emotional impact comes in large part from The Great Apes’ ability to marry the soul of the past to the raging pulse of today, sending their vibrations far off into the future.
In October 2012, The Great Apes released their first studio single ‘Dancefloor Democracy, which takes the band’s Beastie Boys no-holds-barred approach and dials it in with David Byrne-sian precision. With the release of an accompanying music video, the group plans to deliver gift baskets of sweaty dance wonders through 2013.
Disco House / Club / Punk ... Brooklyn NY
Selebrities are a Brooklyn-based three piece, lauded for their signature brand of new wave romantic pop. With material that's woven around themes of emotional intimacy, overcoming obstacles, urban living and sexuality, the band has won fans all over the world.
Selebrities have supported artists such as Jamie Woon, Niki & The Dove, Com Truise, Chad Valley, Craft Spells, Puro Instinct and others. Last winter they toured Europe with over 30 dates in major markets including London, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, etc.
Selebrities are signed to Cascine and consist of Maria Usbeck, Jer Robert Paulin, and Max Peterson.
"Selebrities are an immaculate conception."
- The Guardian
"Brooklyn's starry-eyed new-wavers."
"Brooklyn's Selebrities - alluringly sleazy purveyors of summertime gothic electro-pop."
"You don't have to dip far into music history to find the ingredients of Selebrities nostalgic pop - thousands of bands rip off these same influences and barely any make it sound this fresh."
Dirty Grand (DJ Set)