Though we knew they'd have a hard time matching the ingenuity of their last visal effort, the color-saturated, Sixties slasher vibe of the Phenomenal Handclap Band's newest video for "Baby" certainly matches previous visuals in style and substance. In this Steven Agnew directed clip, the band seems at home amongst their wooded surroundings. That is until they meet their grizzly end...and we're not talking a run in with Smokey the Bear. Last we checked the band had 8 members. That's quite a blood bath in two minutes and fifty-two seconds.
Band member Sean Marquand said about the filming of the video, "we went upstate to our friend Paddy's house, which was incredible, but the surreal serial killer aspect colored everyone's mood. Even when we weren't filming, there seemed to be someone sneaking up on us in the forest. The video reflects some of the highs and lows of our weekend. There's kinship and celebration there but there's also an underlying paranoia attached to being at such a remote location."
The Phenomenal Handclap Band On Tour:
2/21 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (FREE SHOW)
3/03 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
3/04 Leeds, UK - A Nation of Shopkeepers
3/05 Glasgow, SCOTLAND - Captain's Rest
3/06 Liverpool, UK - Kazimier
3/07 Nottingham, UK - Bodega Social Club
3/09 London, UK - Cargo
3/11 Bristol, UK - Start the Bus
3/12 Brighton, UK - Coalition