Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are an American Indie band, originally from Brooklyn, (New York) and Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania). The group, whose members met at the University of Connecticut, formed in early 2004 and began playing clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. is led by Alec Ounsworth.
They are known to achieve their fame through the internet without using any record company. They debuted with an eponymous album, “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah”, self-produced and self-distributed, which found worldwide resonance mainly through its promotion through the Internet and the attendance of well-known rock figures such as David Bowie or David Byrne at their concerts.
Three years on since their last album ‘The Tourist’, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced that their new album ‘New Fragility’ will be out on 29th January. Sharing two brand new singles to celebrate the news, Alec Ounsworth says of ‘Hesitating Nation’ and ‘Thousand Oaks’, “These songs are politically motivated, which is unusual for me.
American musician Alec Ounsworth’s project Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, one of the remaining true indie artists to come out of the US rock scene since he made his debut with his acclaimed eponymous album in 2005, presents his fifth album, ‘The Tourist’ (2017), which comes three years after its predecessor, ‘Only Run’, in 2014. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 2005 self-released debut album set a precedent for how bands might begin to approach making music independently. The record — which vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Alec Ounsworth wrote entirely by himself— received widespread critical acclaim and was named one of “The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade” by NPR. The Tourist emerged from a period where Ounsworth was doing a lot of intense soul-searching and processing personal events that irrevocably shaped his life and future. Ounsworth spent about a week recording The Tourist at Dr. Dog’s Philadelphia-based studio with a drummer and bassist.”The Pilot” is doubtles one of the best songs he has ever written. Today in concert at Sala Apolo.
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