THE PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND ANNOUNCE NEW SET OF TOUR DATES WITH SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO AND OTHERS RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “15 TO 20”

THE PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND ANNOUNCE NEW SET OF TOUR DATES WITH SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO AND OTHERS RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “15 TO 20”

NYC collective The Phenomenal Handclap Band is preparing for another tour across North America and Europe, this time alongside Simian Mobile Disco, Chromeo and Bajofondo among others! The band will also be playing a very special show on Governer’s Island with Man Man and the Brazillian Girls in NYC in October, and will be DJing at select events and parties during this year’s CMJ Music Marathon.

In celebration of their forthcoming air, land and sea adventures, the band is releasing their brand new video for the single, “15 to 20,” directed by Moh Azima. PHB member Sean Marquand said about the making of the video, “This was interesting to work on because it’s essentially 8 different videos coming together as one. That means we shot everything separately and didn’t really know what the other band members were up to until we saw a final cut. Everybody had a good time taking the various modes of transportation, but if it can be avoided, it’s best not to shoot a video in this city in the dead of summer, even a summer as unseasonably mild as this one.”

THE PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND ON TOUR:
Sep 17 Sheffield, UK – PLUG
Sep 18 Glasgow, UK – The Captain’s Rest
Sep 19 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Sep 20 Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sep 21 Manchester, UK – Night & Day
Sep 22 London, UK – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Sep 23 Canterbury, UK – The Farmhouse
Sep 24 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS – Paradiso Amsterdam
Sep 25 Dublin, IRELAND – Academy 2
Sep 26 Nottingham, UK – The Rescue Rooms (Stealth vs. Rescued)
Sep 30 Montreal, Quebec – Le National w/ Bajofondo
Oct 1 Boston, MA – Paradise w/ Bajofondo
Oct 2 New York, NY – Governor’s Island w/ Man Man & The Brazilian Girls
Oct 4 Washington DC – 9:30 Club w/ Bajofondo
Oct 16 New York, NY- Irving Plaza w/ Chromeo
Nov 1 Washington DC – 9:30 Club w/ Simian Mobile Disco
Nov 4 Chicago, IL – Metro w/ Simian Mobile Disco
Nov 6 Toronto, Ontario – The Mod Club w/ Simian Mobile Disco
Nov 7 Montreal, Quebec – SAT w/ Simian Mobile Disco

“…equal parts psychedelia, proto-disco, heavy rock ‘n’ roll, ’60s soul and hip-hop – what NPR Music calls “a perfect mix of everything from the past 40 years of popular music.” – NPR ‘All Songs Considered’

“…buzzing, burbling four-on-the-floor dancefloor fillers… a resounding success” – Pitchfork

“The PHB’s sense of style is spot-on…” – Entertainment Weekly

“…this 20-plus-member group is a chronology of cool New York music. Disco, funk, first-generation hip-hop, new wave and prog rock all coalesce into music that defies categorization but always aims at the dance floor.” – Playboy “Top Ten Bands To Watch In 2009”

“…musically diverse, incredibly melodic and dance-floor ready. It’s the kind of album that gives cookie-cutter pop the trashing it deserves.” – New York Post

“…an impressive hodge-podge of various accomplished musicians simultaneously channeling the energy of !!!, Tom Tom Club, Can, Cerrone, and Giorgio Moroder in a surreal explosion of sound.” – XLR8R

“Appreciate!” – SPIN “Songs You Must Hear Now” ’15-20′

“Looking for the early frontrunner for the “D.A.N.C.E.” of 2009? …the Phenomenal Handclap Band, a genre-breakin Manhattan/Brooklyn collective are guaranteed to soundtrack a lion’s share of parties this summer with a self-titled LP that shifts from rock to disco to psychedelia without hitting the brakes.” – RollingStone.com

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