Phenomenal Handclap Band

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Phenomenal Handclap Band
Origin New York, New York, United States
Genres Psychedelic soul, funk, post-disco, indie rock, alternative rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Tummy Touch Records
Associated acts Bing Ji Ling
Members Daniel Collás
Bing Ji Ling
Patrick Wood
Quinn Luke
Laura Marin
Emily Panic
Jason Roberts
Sean Marquand
Past members Joan Tick
Nick Movshon
Luke O'Malley

Phenomenal Handclap Band are a psychedelic soul band from New York City. Their first full-length record, Phenomenal Handclap Band, came out in 2009 on Friendly Fire Recordings in the US and in 2010 on Tummy Touch Records. The album was also released world wide by KSR in Japan, Inertia in Australia, GOMMA in Germany, and Universal Records in the Philippines. The band was started by Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand. Both Collás and Marquand were DJs and production partners working around the New York City area producing records for other artists. The two soon starting writing and producing their own music. While recording original material, Collás and Marquand had help from various local artists to help record their music such as Aurelio Valle, Carol C, Jaleel Bunton, Jon Spencer, and Lady Tigra. In 2008 Patrick Wood, Luke Riverside, Laura Marin, Bing Ji Ling, Pier Pappalardo and Joan Tick joined to officially form the band. Their second full-length album, Form and Control, was released February 13th, 2012. Phenomenal Handclap Band has been touring in 2011 with Bryan Ferry.


Studio albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • "Baby" (2009)
  • "15 To 20" (2009)
  • "15 To 20/You'll Disappear" (2009)
  • "Testimony (Cosmodelica Mixes)" 10", Ltd. (2010)
  • "Anthony Mansfield Remixes" 12" (2010)


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