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)

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Share Fourth Cut From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘CYHSY, 2005’

29 January 2021

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH, the one-man band of Alec Ounsworth
will share new album New Fragility with the world on 12th February.

“The songs are politically motivated, which is unusual for me. t’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”
says Ounsworth.

We already enjoyed three pieces and here’s number four, weirdly
titled CYHSY, 2005 (a reference to the self-titled debut LP from 2005?).
A poppy song with loads of strings and Ounsworth‘s peculiar voice
all over it.

Tune in here…

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All 4 shared tracks on Spotify

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CYHSY: Facebook


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

Coming Soon… Brand New Album By CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

3 January 2021

Band: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
Who: American indie band formed in 2004, that
turned into the solo project of Alec Ounsworth
over the years.

Album: NEW FRAGILITY – 6th album
Release: 12th February 2021
Details: here

Alec Ounsworth: “These songs are politically motivated, which
is unusual for me. t’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.”

Singles: Where They Perform Miracles / Hesitating Nation / Thousand Oaks

All 3 here on Spotify

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CYHSY: Facebook


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

Important TUTV note! CYHSY wrote one of the best tracks of
this century with Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)
(from self-titled 2005 debut LP)…


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Silent Lullaby – CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Drops Another New Track ‘WHERE THEY PERFORM MIRACLES’

18 December 2020

Alec Ounsworth aka CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH is gearing
up for his new album New Fragility, out 29th January 2021.

We already got two spine-chilling singles. Hesitating Nation
and Thousand Oaks, are about the ugly signs of these times,
and sonically a pair of hauntingly guitar-driven ripsnorters with
Ounsworth‘s otherworldly voice all over it.

Track number three WHERE THEY PERFORM MIRACLES (in Bethlehem?)
is a silent night humdinger with a Xmassy feel. Enchanting. Soul-Stirring.

Enjoy here…

The three new songs
together on Spotify

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CHSY: Facebook


New album New Fragility, out 29th January 2021 via CYHSY

(photo on top via Sonic PR)