New Music Video: Phenomenal Handclap Band
    • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2011

    • Posted by: Ed McGarrigle

    Dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence is something that everyone goes through—it's a strange time where peer pressure is pervasive throughout your life. Phenomenal Handclap Band's new video for their single "The Unknown Faces At Father James Park" is based off of this notion. But instead of merely acting as a PSA against drugs, PHCB take the footage of those PSAs and turn them on their ear, saying that a little experimentation never hurt anyone.

    In a statement released by the band about the video, they said "For the video, we thought the best way to reflect this subject matter would be to edit together found footage along the lines of the various PSAs we were subjected to in high school. They were so humorless and terrifying at the time, but looking back, it was a lot of unnecessary warning against what turned out to be healthy experimentation." Judging by the track and images of the video, it seems that PHCB partook in a little bit more than just "experimentation." The video is full of cut-up footage that play with psychedelic colors, layered images, and loops. The song is as equally trippy with its lush harmonies, funky key and organ riffs, and, obviously, some handclaps. Watch "The Unknown Faces At Father James Park" below.

    Want to see more PHCB? Check out our exclusive concert of them performing at Santos Party House here.

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