Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performed "Same Mistake" from their new album Hysterical on the Jimmy Fallon show last night. It was the second time the group had performed on the show in recent years. Early last month, at San Francisco's Outside Lands, the group had performed the same single acoustically for the Ice Cream Man. Check out that video here ( Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Same Mistake" Ice Cream Man Set ).
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned from their hiatus this month with the release of Hysterical , the band's first album since 2007's Some Loud Thunder . And they're making sure we all know about it through this great performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon . It's actually the second time the band has appeared on the program. Fans of CYHSY will remember they played Fallon 's third episode two years ago. It's safe to say this performance of single "Same Mistake" easily trumps its predecessor while just being a whole hell of a lot [...]
Photo by Pieter M. van Hattem Philadelphia/Brooklyn-based band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is in the middle of a pretty big week. Not only is the band’s performance in Philadelphia coming fresh off the Sept. 20th release of its promising third album, Hysterical , but the show also marks the maiden voyage of the new local venue Union Transfer . With the capacity of about 600 people, Union Transfer is a bigger alternative to other Philly venues—such as First Unitarian Church, Johnny Brenda's, and Kung Fu Necktie—that regularly host R5 Productions shows. If the [...]
Two years ago, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah appeared on the third-ever episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This was strange for two reasons: 1.) the band had just announced a lengthy hiatus and 2.) they performed an unfinished demo called "Statues". Fortunately for them (or perhaps the result of their own doing), video of said performance is nowhere to be found. So call it redemption, or the result of an active band performing a completed song, but the NYC-based indie rockers came out swinging for their second appearance on J-Fal. Supporting their recently released third LP [...]
Ever wonder what will happen during the last five minutes of late-night TV talk shows? Here are tonight’s notable performers: The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): Coldplay We can expect Coldplay promote upcoming LP Mylo Xyloto, which drops next month. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC): Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson is likely to [...]
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has a new album, Hysterical, out today. I thought it would be fun to share an interview I did with the band back in September 2005. They played a show at my college, and I got to talk with singer Alec Ounsworth, guitarist Lee Sargent, and drummer Sean Greenhalgh afterwards. What you are about to read originally appeared in a publication called Mindset, which is part of the radio station WVFI at the University of Notre Dame (with a few minor edits for grammar and formatting).
Asumiendo el boom que ha tenido la "música indie" en los últimos años de la mano de grupos como Muse, Kings Of Leon o los más recientes Arcade Fire, no hace falta precisar que hay mucha gente sedienta de melodías y composiciones distintas, que no sean precisamente enemigas de las radiofórmulas pero que, al menos, aporten algo nuevo al panorama. El caso de Clap Your Hands Say Yeah podría ser un buen ejemplo. El grupo entró en la ola de artistas que publicaron su material gratuitamente en streaming y consiguieron hacerse eco en [...]
To celebrate today’s crop of releases, here are new mp3s from Meg Baird, Boots Electric, Born Gold, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dancing With Paris, the Go Round, Ivy, Kaura, Jens Lekman, Chris Letcher, Megafaun, Miguel Migs, Nurses, Southerly, Sun Wizard, Thrice and Waters. Also, vote for your favorite of today’s new releases.
A bit of a slow release week, but let's be honest, we’re still listening to all the good stuff that dropped last Tuesday. The albums you need to know about for September 20th include a young trio taking a slightly different direction on their second effort, former Justin Vernon bandmates learning to hone their own brand of freak folk, and a band finally returning from a long hiatus and back to its roots. Same Mistake - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [...]
We just wanted to remind you about two releases from local artists out today that have been a long time coming. Espers ' Meg Baird drops Seasons on Earth , the follow-up to her debut solo album Dear Companion which was produced by Miner Street Recordings and Weathervane mastermind Brian McTear, via Drag City. She'll be celebrating her release this Saturday at Johnny Brenda's. Clap You Hands Say Yeah are back with their third studio full-length Hysterical . The band has also returned to their roots by self-releasing their latest offering. [...]
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah make it past the sophomore slump!
Who cares about any new records this week when the triumphant return of Blink-182 is just around the corner!?!?!?! Also, that's sarcasm. :: Amy Winehouse - Love Me Tomorrow (DVD) :: The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the Distance :: AZITA - Disturbing the Air :: Boots Electric - Honkey Kong :: Caroline Smith - Little Wind :: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [...]
A recent article stated that most department stores a la Target, Best Buy, Walmart will completely remove CDs from their shelves by 2014. It's crazy to imagine that the entire physical element of the music industry will be gone in less than three years. It will exist in space, in a place between nowhere and our ears. Some will go kicking and screaming...clutching the physical form until their
Photo gallery of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Paradise Rock Club in Boston (September 19th, 2011).
It's not as extensive as last week, but there are still plenty of great albums coming out today, including: Tori Amos- Review Andrew Jackson Jihad- stream Boots Electric- MP3 John Cale Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!- stream Gavin DeGraw Elba Lisa Hannigan Katie Herzig Jayhawks- stream Jens Lekman- stream Nirvana Nurses- stream Ruins Veronica Falls Yukon Blonde
It’s rather interesting to look back at the teaser trailer that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah revealed months before the release of their third album and hear the songs knowing what their proper context is. I remember hearing the four song snippets and being unsure how to react, not being able to picture the surrounding territory. As a listener, was this good? Was it a positive thing that I couldn’t sit back relaxed and say, “Oh yeah, I see what they’re doing there”? Perhaps, but latching onto what I thought they might being doing with a song from [...]
Assessing anything indie maverick Clap Your Hands Say Yeah puts out requires addressing that it was one of the first bands to self-release online. That fact bathed its self-titled debut in a rare glow of novelty, not to mention that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was an outstanding record anyway. After such widespread critical awe, it’s no wonder CYHSY’s subsequent release, Some Loud Thunder, wasn’t nearly as well received. So Alec Ounsworth and his bandmates did what any self-respecting musicians do after a sophomore slump: They “took a break to pursue side projects.” [...]
New track premiered by Basicali "Clap Your Hands" produced by Sean Tenz, teaser for the upcoming Cali All Day album. Download all the other tracks HERE .
It all started so well for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, their self-titled debut, released back in 2005, took off via the web, garnering some great reviews in the process, which were well deserved. Front man Alec Ounsworth’s David Byrne-like intonation was an effective instrument to have up front. His effortless ability to pull out hooks through his wavering vocal lines created an original record. Yet six years on, it seems the band have mislaid the ingredients that made them so endearing. ‘Hysterical’ is far too bloated with unnecessary arrangements, as well as a constant flow [...]
Photo by Pieter M. van Hattem From NPR Music : In the two-year release cycle that seems to permeate the land of small bands, 2009 marked the due date for album No. 3. Clap Your Hands got together to do just that — but it didn't jell, and the group's members went their separate ways without a new record. Singer Alec Ounsworth made some good solo stuff, and other members embarked on some extracurricular musical activities. In other words, they all grew up a bit. In that growing, they began to [...]