After a four year time-out, post pink trio Erase Errata build on their return, with a second album taster in ‘History of Handclaps’, with aforementioned album, ‘Lost Weekend’ due January 20 through Under The Sun Records.
The new single sound is still alternative in delivery, with chopped guitar refrains to the fore, as well as brass and yes, even handclaps, a fairly suggestive dancefloor call. If you are comfortable with multiple juxtapositioned hip movements to mirror the guitar lines, ‘History of Handclaps’ clocks in a just over two minutes – it shouldn’t be too taxing. The album opener is described as “a playful foray that distinguishes itself from the rest of the album. Meant as a nod to the angular no wave sound of Other Animals~” the single also features alt-country troubadour William Elliot Whitmore and Rob Spector, singer of Not Not Fun dark wave trio Bronze on background vocals.
Having released recomended ‘My Life In Shadows’ as an early taste of ‘Lost Weekend’’s thoughtful rage, although not indicative, Erase Errata still have another winner in ‘History of Handclaps’. 7.8/10