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Phenomenal Handclap Band will soon be taking their forward-thinking, genre-spanning dance party on the road with the one and only Bryan Ferry. The group is also preparing the release of the follow-up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut album.
PHB's ambitious new work takes their clever fusion of international psych, soul, and cosmic disco a bold step forward. With co-founders Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand at the production helm, Form & Control finds the band once again deftly mixing and matching seemingly disparate musical genres, with a musical palette that now includes prog-pop, new wave and modern leftfield dance.
Form and Control will be released in early 2012 on Tummy Touch Records.
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- NPR ‘All Songs Considered’
'TPHB's Tardis of a debut encapsulates the nostalgic elements of ESG, ELO, Tom Tom Club, The Doors and Sly And The Family Stone, applies a gloss of New York cool and then re-packages it with the modern production of the LCD soundsystem, CSS and Beck variety. Forget the handclap, they'll take a standing ovation.' Album Review = 8
'If Santana married a android, their brood of robo-babies would probably sound a lot like The Phenomenal Handclap Band' 4 Star Album Review
- URB Magazine
'I am truly obsessed. Nearly 10 members strong onstage—with guitars, keyboards, percussion, and two very chic female singers (who seriously know how to rock leather leggings and sleek jumpers)—the crew took its worldly, genre-spanning sound and turned it up about a thousand notches'.
'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
'The PHB are astronauts of progressive soul, moored at the stellar point where rock, funk and psychedelia bloom into cosmic-disco amazingness.'
- Guardian UK
'With their multitudinous influences, blending funk, soul, reggae, dance, hip-hop and Brazilian beat, as well as rock, disco and electro, they encapsulate the spirit of the Brooklyn underground.'
- The Sunday Times Culture UK
'...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.'
'Founded by a pair of New York DJs, Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, the Phenomenal Handclap Band masterfully fogs the gap between past and present in their meditation on 60s and 70s psychedlia, giving listeners a much needed respite from today's diluted world of music...we proclaim a bright future ahead for these sublime tastemakers.'
Genre: Progressive / Rock
Location NEW YORK, Please select your region, Un
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Last Login: 8/8/2012
Member Since 1/15/2005
Record Label FriendlyFire TummyTouch Gomma Inertia KSR Lovemonk
Type of Label Indie
MembersDaniel Collás (producer - songwriter - organ - synthesizers - vox) Sean Marquand (producer - songwriter - synthesizers) Patrick Wood (drums - vocals) Luke Riverside (guitar - vocals) Bing Ji Ling (guitar - bass) Laura Marin (vocals - percussion)
InfluencesJosé Lopes Moreira, Hal Ashby, Charles Stepney, Hitachino Nest, Boonoonoonoos, David Mancuso.
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