Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Self-Released
2005
B+
Reviewed by: Derek Miller
Reviewed on: 2005-06-21



Posted 06/21/2005 - 06:01:39 PM by bendsinister:
 So, I've never been a great fan of bands whose singers sound like other singers. Namely that jackass who sounds just like bob dylan. But, I also feel (and please don't crucify me for saying this), that the Talking Heads produced a lot of filler that was never as interesting to listen to as the 'singles' or classics. This said, and perhaps only on this occasion will I feel this way, this is an album I love on first listen, even with the undismissable similarity in voice with monsieur Byrne. I needed a fun, good-hearted release in these autumn-like, summer tuesdays full of ambient music releases. P.S. If you do crucify me, could you put the entire Falco catalog on repeat as I hang, nearly lifeless? Much appreciated.
 
Posted 06/29/2005 - 03:59:48 PM by ieatseeds:
  Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah! fame) One night ONLY!!!!!! Friday, July 1, 2005, 8:00 PM at the Kensington South Forum 1627 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA This guy is so sick it's disgusting. You can't miss this. You can't afford it. It's almost like getting the chance to go back in time and see the Beatles at the Cavern Club before they were megalomaniacs. (*cough* Paul McCartney....) Yeah. Gotta be there. I'll be there. Anyone else in?????
 
Posted 08/24/2005 - 12:02:02 PM by lovezero:
 very good review:) and rating is what they are to get. i love derek's rating. "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" are a band that overrated by pitchforkmedia but they bring not enough novelties to music. but they are a promising band, as well...
 
Posted 12/27/2005 - 10:03:37 PM by cwperry:
 "New David Byrne" is as tiresome in the Aughts as "New Bob Dylan" was in the '70s. bendsinister, and everyone else put off by the comparisons, please try to overlook them. This album is a gem.