The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Great band name, excellent smooth song, supremely screwed up and subversive video that answers the question: “What if Eli Roth had been around to direct music videos for Motown?”
They actually have a show at the end of next month in New York with Gossip. They’ll be appearing April 30th at Terminal 5. That track is off of their self-titled album, which is available for purchase on CD or MP3 download from Amazon.
Also, let’s talk the Brazilian artist, CÃ©u. Her second album, Vagarosa, has the following track, also with some decisive smoothness. It’s “Grains de BeautÃ©.”
Don’t expect much from the video, but the song works for me. So.
You can snag that track as a free MP3 download here. You can order Vagarosa on CD or as an MP3 download from Amazon.
And she’s actually touring the States next month. Here’s her schedule:
Tue 4/13/10 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
Wed 4/14/10 Portland, OR @ Alladin Theatre
Fri 4/16/10 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Sun 4/18/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Wed 4/21/10 St. Paul, MN @ Dakota Bar & Grill
Thu 4/22/10 St. Paul, MN @ Dakota Bar & Grill
Fri 4/23/10 Chicago, IL @ Green Dolphin
Sun 4/25/10 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom