CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH – Sixth Album ‘NEW FRAGILITY’ Full Of Gently Weeping Guitar Pop Sparks

14 February 2021

Band: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
Who: One-man band of Alec Ounsworth

Album: NEW FRAGILITY – 6th LP
Released: 12th February 2021

Ounsworth: “The songs are politically motivated, which is
unusual for me. It’s about what I think we’re all experiencing
at the moment, certainly here in the United States, anyway,
trying to move forward amidst an almost cruel uncertainty.”

AllMusic/Matt Collar: “While Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has essentially always been a solo vehicle for lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth, the group’s introspective sixth album, 2021’s New Fragility takes this idea to its fullest degree. During Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s early years in the mid-2000s, Ounsworth often dismissed critical comparisons of their work to bands like Radiohead and Neutral Milk Hotel, even when they were meant as compliments. While one can certainly hear touchstones echoed throughout New Fragility, it has the singularity and focus of one artistic voice.” Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Affecting stories and Ounsworth’s outlandish voice and sparkling guitar play cause weird echoes of magic. It’s the best CYHSY album since their self-titled 2005 debut, with standout tracks such as…

– HESITATION NATION –


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– THOUSAND OAKS –


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– NEW FRAGILITY –


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Stream/buy full album here…


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CYHSY: Facebook


(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Brussels – Belgium)

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