Please Clap Your Hands

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Please Clap Your Hands
The Bird and the Bee - Please Clap Your Hands.jpg
EP by The Bird and the Bee
Released September 25, 2007
Genre Indie pop, electronic
Length 16:54
Label Metro Blue, Blue Note
Producer Greg Kurstin
The Bird and the Bee chronology
Again and Again and Again and Again
(2006)Again and Again and Again and Again2006
Please Clap Your Hands
(2007)
One Too Many Hearts
(2008)One Too Many Hearts2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 7/10[2]
Prefix 7.0/10[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]

Please Clap Your Hands is the second EP by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, released on September 25, 2007 by Blue Note Records. It contains four original tracks and a cover of The Bee Gees' 1977 song "How Deep Is Your Love", which features backing vocals from Australian singer Sia.

In addition to the regular duo, the EP contains other instrumental contributions from members of their touring band, including drummer Joey Waronker, guitarist Gus Seyffert, and backing vocalists Megan Geer-Alsop, Willow Geer-Alsop, Alex Lilly, and the aforementioned Sia.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Kurstin and Inara George, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Polite Dance Song" 3:48
2. "Man" 3:03
3. "The Races" 3:27
4. "So You Say" 3:12
5. "How Deep Is Your Love" (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb) 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Please Clap Your Hands adapted from liner notes.[6]

The Bird and the Bee
Additional personnel
  • Michael Dahan – cover photography
  • Megan Geer-Alsop – backing vocals (1)
  • Willow Geer-Alsop – backing vocals (1)
  • Gordon H. Jee – creative director
  • Carla Leighton – design
  • Alex Lilly – backing vocals (1)
  • Gus Seyffert – guitar (1)
  • Sia – backing vocals (5)
  • Joey Waronker – drums (1, 2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Please Clap Your Hands – The Bird and the Bee". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sawdey, Evan (October 18, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee: Please Clap Your Hands". PopMatters. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sahl, Chris (December 12, 2007). "Album Review: The Bird and The Bee – Please Clap Your Hand". Prefix. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: The Bird and the Bee: Please Clap Your Hands". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Please Clap Your Hands The Bird And The Bee [CD]". CDJapan. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ Please Clap Your Hands (CD liner notes). The Bird and the Bee. Blue Note Records. 2007. 509995 05959 2 1.