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FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! The Debut Album From Night Drive Is Heeeeeeeere!

I can’t even tell you how LONG I’ve been waiting for this! It feels like YEARS! Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon make up the duo that is Night Drive.

Fun Facts:

Both of the guys started as frontmen for the bands MoTel Aviv and Glasnost (!!!YASS! I remember loving Glasnost).

They previously supported acts such as Yelle and Digitalism — again YASSSS!!!!

Night Drive is the type of music you would hear on a car stereo if Giorgio Moroder and Ray Bradbury were driving late at night through a buzzing metropolis. Inspired by the bygone era of glamour and excess, kaleidoscopic neon lights, Studio 54 and Tony Wilson’s Hacienda, the band pulls influence from acts such as Brian Eno, New Order, OMD, The Drums and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Night Drive rides a nu-wave of fast-tempo, synth-based electronic sounds driven by rich guitar melodies and arresting vocal hooks.

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Download: French Horn Rebellion – “Swing Into It” (feat. HAERTS)

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Photo credit: Haley Ballard

Late nights in the big city always bring out the swingers. Hipsters in zoot suits in dark alley-ways; beat-boxers playing New Jack Swing on street corners; and French Horn Rebellion’s Next Jack Swing dance floor full of Band Geeks Gone Wild. In “Swing Into It” let Nini Fabi who, before forming HAERTS sang with French Horn Rebellion, lure you into a swinging night: dark, buzzing with energy and just a little bit of intrigue. French Horn Rebellion’s new Swing Into It EP will come out on 3/25 and you can hear the title track featuring New York’s HAERTS now.

The duo has traveled 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) and 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) and The Fire (ft Savoir Adore) are out now.

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Download: French Horn Rebellion – “Swing Into It” (feat. HAERTS)

French Horn Rebellion – Swing Into It EP (out 3/25)
1. Swing Into It feat. HAERTS
2. You’re All Right feat St. Lucia
3. Swing Into It (Chordashian Remix)
4. Swing Into It (Ghosts of Venice Remix)

French Horn Rebellion Live Shows:
3/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
3/12 – Austin, TX @ The Firehouse (SexPop Showcase)
3/12 – Austin, TX @ Majestic Music Hall (Official BOND MUSIC GROUP showcase) 1am
3/13 – Austin, TX @ Hyde Park Bar & Grill (SET.FM showcase)
3/13 – Austin, TX @ Green Room at Brew Exchange (Beautiful Buzzz & The Most Definitely) 5pm
3/13 – Austin, TX @ La Barbeque (WIND UP Records showcase)
3/15 – Punta Cana, DR @ Juanillo Beach Club
3/17 – Nashville, TN @ The Greenhouse Bar
5/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/2 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
5/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
5/4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
5/8 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
5/9 – West Haven, CT @ RVP Studio: The Cave
5/10  New York, NY @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
5/13 – Washington, DC @ Tropicalia
5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
5/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
5/17 – Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
5/18 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
5/19 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/22 – Austin, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/24 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
5/25 – El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Festival
5/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
5/28 – San Diego, CA @ Ux31
5/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
6/2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/4 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/6 – Springfield, MO @ College Street Barcade
6/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret

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Free Download: Housse de Racket – “Roman” (Alvin Risk remix)

For the first time ever, French synth-rock duo Housse de Racket will be stepping foot left of the Atlantic Ocean when they tour the United States with fellow Frenchmen, pop trio Yelle. The tour is following the release of their sophomore album, AlesiaIn honor of the tour, Housse de Racket is releasing a remix of their first single “Roman.”

De Racket, which translates in English to ‘tennis racket cover,’ are Victor Le Masne and Pierre Leroux. The two are highly sought-after musical collaborators with impressive resumes; they’ve worked with the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Phoenix, and Air. For Alesia, Housse de Racket has teamed up with French super-producer, Phillipe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture) to create a collection of eleven electro-pop songs in the vein of the bands’ own wide range of musical influences; from Ennio Morricone to David Bowie. The result is a unique compilation of tracks that embody the sound Housse de Racket has made famous, both through their first album and their live show. Recorded half in French and half in English, Alesia is an evolution of sound; a bold new direction for the album.

Listen/download: Housse de Racket – “Roman” (Alvin Risk remix)

Housse De Racket Tour Dates w/ Yelle 

  • 12/04: Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
  • 12/05: Atlanta, GA @ Loft
  • 12/07: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
  • 12/08: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
  • 12/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 12/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

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Newest Love: French Horn Rebellion

French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kick off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records). They’re also appearing at Austin’s SXSW, stopping for an Asian date with MGMT and embarking on a 27 date North American tour supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April.
 
Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David,The Infinite Music…’ is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk. 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.
  
On the back of just three EP’s to date, these two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums, Cut Copy and SebastiAn. 

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. The band have also remixed the likes of MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston. Following packed out NYC performances at CMJ, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and in support to MNDR at the launch of new Neon Gold / Popjustice party POPSHOP, FHR will visit Europe in March for a handful of shows before heading home to play SXSW and then on to Asia for shows in Hong Kong (w/ MGMT), China, Korea and Japan. Their 27 date North American tour supporting Yelle kicks off in Phoenix on April 17th.

Check out “This Moment” by clicking here.

Download French Horn Rebellion’s album sampler for free here (tracks include “Brasilia Girl,” “Body Electric,” and “Broken Heart.”

The full track listing for The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion (USA version) is:
 
1. Up All Night
2. This Moment
3. Last Summer
4. Geomancer’s Compass and Other Quasi-Scientific Findings
5. Running Through The Wild
6. The Cantor Meets the Alien
7. What I Want
8. The Void and Fancy Free
9. The Body Electric
10. Broken Heart
11. New Florida
12. Brasilia Girl
13. Mawson’s Peak
14. Antarctica / The Decision
 
 The full dates are as follows:
  
MARCH
Fri 11th – Madrid, Spain @ Pop & Dance
Sat 12th – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Wed 16th – Sat 19th Austin, TX @ SXSW
Fri 18th – Austin, TX @ Windish House SXSW – 11pm
Wed 30th – Hong Kong, KITEC Star Hall w/ MGMT
 
APRIL
Fri 8th – Shanghai, China, Mao Livehouse
Sat 9th – Beijing, China, Yugongyishan
 
Further Asian dates to be announced shortly

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ YELLE
 
APRIL
Sun 17th – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Mon 18th – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tues 19th – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thurs 21st – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Fri 22nd – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat 23rd – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
Sun 24th – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box (FHR show)
Mon 25th – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Tues 26th – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Weds 27th – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri 29th – Boston MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sat 30th – New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving
 
MAY
Mon 2nd – Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
Tues 3rd – Montreal, QC @ Le National
Weds 4th – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thurs 5th – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s (FHR Show)
Fri 6th – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sat 7th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun 8th – Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
Tues 10th – Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Weds 11th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri 13th – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat 14th – Seattle WA @ Neumos
Sun 15th – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tues 17th – Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
Weds 18th – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
Thurs 19th –  San Francisco, CA @The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Fri 20th –  San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat 21st – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at The Henry Fonda

 

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New Video: YELLE “Safari Disco Club”/”Que Veux-Tu”

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Yelle has not one, but two, new eye-popping videos, which together form a miniature film for their forthcoming album Safari Disco Club (March 29th; V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records).  In the first half, which is the video for the album’s title track, the trio hit the dance floor to create a real-life safari disco club.  The second half, which is the clip for “Que Veux-Tu,” finds Grand Marnier hopping behind a drum kit, Tepr manning the keys, and frontwoman Julie Budet slipping into a sparkly red dress to keep the party going. In both clips Yelle are joined by dance crew Fanny Pak, who were featured on the MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and the whole thing was directed by Jeremie Sandon. Like all things Yelle, the videos are a place where late night fun, fashion, and a sly sense of humor all come together.   It’s also a tantalizing taste of how fun the band’s live show is. You can catch Yelle on an extensive North American tour this Spring.
 
Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, nee Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice. Joined by producers Grand Marnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable). Since the release of their acclaimed debut album, Pop-Up, the band have kept busy. They covered Robyn’s “Who’s That Girl” as part of the iTunes international exchange, and she covered their track “A Cause Des Garçons” in return. They were also were asked by Katy Perry to remix her hit single “Hot n Cold” which has led to them supporting her UK tour in April.

Yelle North American Tour Dates:
 
04/16:  Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/17:  Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/18:  Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
04/19:  Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/21:  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04/22:  Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/23:  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
04/25:  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04/26:  Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/27:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/29:  Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
04/30:  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
05/02:  Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
05/03:  Montreal, QC @ Le National
05/04:  Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
05/06:  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
05/07:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
05/08:  Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
05/10:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
05/11:  Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/13:  Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
05/14:  Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
05/15:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/17:  Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
05/18:  Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
05/19:  San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
05/20:  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/21:  Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

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NEW Free Download: YELLE’s “Safari Disco Club”

French dance-pop purveyors Yelle return with their long awaited second album, the exotically addictive Safari Disco Club (to be released March 29). Adding depth and experience to the sweet & sour pop cocktail found on their acclaimed 2007 debut Pop-Up, Yelle find themselves in a more reflective mood and have learned a few new tricks during their time off. Katy Perry asked them to remix her hit single “Hot n Cold” which has led to them supporting her UK tour in April.
 
Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, aka Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice. Yelle first arrived amid a flurry of 80’s inspired pop, with the likes of CSS and New Young Pony Club all revered for their take on brightly colored electro. Pop-Up stood out from the crowd with its wry, frothy and unashamedly fun outlook. This infectious appeal not only led to work with Robyn and Katy Perry, but gained them fans in fellow musicians such as M.I.A. and Mika, as well as mainstream personalities like Perez Hilton and Jessica Alba.
 
The new album’s first single and title track “Safari Disco Club” starts with Yelle’s signature bubblegum pop, but soon shifts into a darker sound with a sweeping synth backed by moody dancehall beats. It signals that the innocent and fun part of the party has moved into a more wild and chaotic scene, as Yelle sings over the madness, “the animals all dance in the safari disco club.”
 
If Pop-Up was a breakout set of fun-loving bawdy pop, Safari Disco Club is it’s sharper, wiser sibling. It’s an album that takes us on a captivating journey, with as much ingenuity, beauty and mystery as Pop-Up had sparkle and fun.

Download “Safari Disco Club”

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