SXSW 2009 Replay: The Phenomenal Handclap Band

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3The Phenomenal Handclap Band was one of my musical highlights of SXSW.  Their music is strongly reminiscent of the Tom Tom Club in my opinion, with percolating guitar over thick funk beats, two women singing in unison and reissued synthesizer sounds.

Additionally, it was one of the first artists I saw during the music festival, so things really started on an up note, as you’ll see in the following video.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band live at the IODA Party, SXSW 2009

I happened to be there just as their set took off and I committed some real mistakes as a videographer.  I apologize to all involved.

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