We had pretty high expectations for The Phenomenal Handclap Band back in 2009, and the eight-piece continues to introduce audiences to their bold, psychedelic sound. But you won’t be mistaking any of their releases for 60s nostalgia; the New York-based outfit blends individual talents to form an easily digestible hybrid of 60s rock, soul, and modern hip-hop.
The newly unveiled, Stephen Agnew-directed “Baby” captures what the collective does best— enjoying the company of close friends. It’s this free-spirited, upbeat vibe that draws an ever-increasing international fanbase. Check out the video below– it makes the following news even better.
Following its currently ongoing European tour, The Phenomenal Handclap Band will turn stateside this month for a short trek. Launching in Brooklyn on June 12th, the six-date tour also has the band playing in Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland, plus Toronto, where it will be appearing this year’s North by Northeast.
Once again, the band’s tour includes incredible talent: These are Powers, Javelin, Kid Sister, and De La Soul will each provide support at different cities along the tour. Not a bad summer road trip if you ask me.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band 2010 Tur Dates:
06/01 – Munster, DE @ Gleis 22
06/02 – Dresen, DE @ Scheune
06/03 – Munich, DE @ Kongresshalle
06/04 – Berlin, DE @ Ritter Butzke
06/05 – Paris, FR @ Le Social Club
06/06 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
06/07 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
06/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
06/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ^
06/17 – Detroit, MI @ Macho City Party @ Magic Stick
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Just Desserts Party @ Lincoln Hall
06/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Solstice Festival @ Cleveland Museum of Art *
06/20 – Toronto, ON @ Yonge-Dundes Square (NXNE) $
06/26 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
08/07 – Ledbury, UK @ The Big Chill
08/08 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling
# = w/ These Are Powers & The Stallions
^ = w/ Warpaint
* = w/ Javelin
$ = w/ Kid Sister & De La Soul