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Published: 2010/11/30

Diane Birch to Release New Album with Phenomenal Handclap Band

Diane Birch has recorded a seven-track covers collection with soul-indie group Phenomenal Handclap Band. The Velveteen Age features songs by The Cure, Joy Divison and Siouxse & the Banshees, among others. The album is scheduled for release on December 7.

“During my teenage years as a Goth these songs were amongst my nearest and dearest,” Birch said in a statement. “Sitting in my bedroom with my headphones pressed into my ears ‘til they hurt, each song gave me a weird kind of hope for my future. I would have never imagined I would get a chance to record them one day, let along with some of my closest friends.”

Diane Birch and The Phenomenal Handclap Band will host a late-night dance party at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday, December 4.

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