When I thought about albums I knew I would get around to hearing in 2014, I kinda looked forward to spinning the self titled debut from Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah.
A band that received an overwhelming amount of buzz through blogs in the Mid 00's and then after releasing their second album(some loud thunder), they sorta fell into obscurity? I actually wanted to listen and do a write up of the second album first because I'm sorta fascinated by how this band and Tapes and Tapes kinda came and went.
I haven't listened to this album in nearly five years. I vaguely recall my ex-discovering it in the stacks and she began to listen to it with some frequency. I forget what bands she said they sounded like, but I was surprised to not hear her say the Talking Heads.
I'm totally guilty of listening to CYHASY, closing my eyes and picturing David Byrne fronting this band.
Gotta say that I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed revisiting this record. It's always a little weird to hear something that reminds you of an ex girlfriend but I actually had a number of memories from when I first discovered the band come rushing back.
Stand out tracks:
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Over and over Again (Lost and Found)
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – In This Home on Ice
Artists: Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah
Album: Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah
Producer: Adam Lasus, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah
Label: Self Released - no label in United States
Recorded: Fireproof Recording, Machines With Magnets