No release date yet, but the album's simply called 'Soul Clap'
It's been four years since Soul Clap dropped their debut album EFUNK, and today they announced the first single to be taken from their sophomore offering, which will simply be titled Soul Clap.
Shine (This Is It) features a vocal from the legendary Nona Hendryx (Labelle), plus keyboards from Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic) and horns from Carter Yasutake (Midnight Magic) and Greg Paulus (No Regular Play). The single was recorded at What? Studios in Tallahassee - owned by no less a personage than George Clinton - and comes with remixes from Erodiscotique, AKA Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca.
The single's out tomorrow (19 August) via !K7/Crew Love. No release date has been announced for the album, but Charles Levine (one-half of Soul Clap) suggests it will represent a maturing of their sound, saying: "If EFUNK was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations, then Soul Clap is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future."
The album will be supported by a tour, the full dates for which are as follows:
District 8, Dublin (30 Sept)
Jaeger, Oslo (6 Oct)
Chateau Motel, Copenhagen (7 Oct)
Wall, Milan (15 Oct)
Disco Dolly, Amsterdam (20 Oct)
Wintershuiven, Amsterdam (22 Oct)
Smart Bar, Chicago (22 Oct)
Output, New York (30 Oct)
Stereo Bar, Montreal (3 Nov)
Electric Pickle, Miami (4 Nov)
Flash, Washington DC (5 Nov)
Q Nightclub, Seattle (10 Nov)
Los Globos, Los Angeles (11 Nov)
It’ll Do Dallas, Dallas (12 Nov)
Bang Bang, Seattle (17 Nov)
Habitat Living Sound, Calgary (18 Nov)
Public Works, San Francisco (19 Nov)
TV Lounge, Detroit (23 Nov)
Ascend, Boston (26 Nov)
Pic: Tim Jones