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When your band hasn’t even released a debut full-length but NME is fawning over you and The New York Times is throwing around words like “the next big thing,” chances are you’re doing something right. If Brooklyn duo French Horn Rebellion wanted any more buzz, they’d have to take a sledgehammer to a beehive, but rest assured the attention is warranted.
For starters, try on this Kap10Kurt reworking of the title track from their recently released This Moment EP. K10K renders the original in a more subdued light, trading in French Horn Rebellion’s original tight-jointed funkiness for a deep tissue synthesizer massage. Thick handclaps hammer out the 2s and 4s while the main melodies are swaddled in sleek new digital wrapping; there is even a geeky faux slap bass line toward the end to fully tilt the guilty pleasure meter.
Fans of previous OTM spotlighted artists like Kisses, MGMT, and Holy Ghost! will have a blast with “This Moment,” as will supporters of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, and Cut Copy–all of whom the band has shared stages with.