The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a NYC collective consisting of about 8 members, and suffice it to say, they make music that fits the grandiosity of their moniker. Their sound is a mind-altering collage of vintage soul, disco riffs, textured instrumentation and sweeping falsetto vocals. It’s music that instantly evokes a Utopist mind-state and a heightened level of consciousness. Crawling into a Phenomenal Handclap Band song for an afternoon nap, if that was possible, would probably be the most tranquil and enlightening experience ever.
Read vocalist Joan Tick’s back room narrative on Yoko Ono here.
And check out the band’s new video for “Baby” directed by Stephen Agnew.