Phenomenal Handclap Band’s Quinn Luke’s New Solo Project

Disco lovers can rejoice in the funkadelic sounds of Quinn Luke’s solo project, Bing Ji Ling.  Luke, of Phenomenal Handclap Band fame, has just released Shadow To Shine on March 22nd via Tummy Touch Records.  The sound is a journey back in time when disco balls and platform shoes were a staple but with a modern twist.  Luke is embracing the 70s indie retro sound, making disco fun again and is quickly moving to the forefront of this new style of music.

Bing Ji Ling, mandarin for ice cream, sparks nostalgia for those days of ABBA, Earth, Wind & Fire, and early Beck.  His refreshing retro vibe is making people want to get up and shake their groove thing.  Bing Ji Ling is setting out on a bi-coastal tour in support of the album.  Check out the first single, “Everybody“.

Tour dates:
April 23rd- San Fran, CA – Burritt Room @ The Crescent Hotel W/ Tommy Guerrero
April 25th –  Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
April 26th – Costa Mesa Live, CA – Mesa
April 27th- Costa Mesa Live, CA- Mesa  (DJ set) w/DJ Scotty Coats
April 28th- Los Angeles, CA- Dance Right @ La Cita (DJ set) w/DJ Scotty Coats
April 29th- Santa Anna, CA- Obey Radio @ The Crosby (DJ set)

Diane Birch and Phenomenal Handclap Band Team Up

Diane Birch is paying tribute to some of her favorite artists on The Velveteen Age, recorded with help from the Phenomenal Handclap Band.

They will be covering songs from heavyweights like the Cure, Joy Division, and Peter Murphy, with Birch putting her own spin on each track.

“During my teenage years as a Goth these songs were amongst my nearest and dearest,” explains Birch. “I would have never imagined I would get a chance to record them one day, let alone with some of my closest friends.”

The set was released on December 7th, and was recorded between songwriting sessions for Birch’s next album of originals. You can hear the song “The Corrosion” right here.

You can find Velveteen Age on S-Curve Records. The complete song list looks like this:

This Corrosion (Sisters of Mercy)
Kiss Them For Me (Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Atmosphere (Joy Division)
Primary (The Cure)
Tarantula (This Mortal Coil)
A Strange Kind of Love (Peter Murphy