Thursday, December 07, 2006


Here's one I've been waiting for...the sophmore follow-up to "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"'s wonderfully catchy self-titled debut album. The new album is called "Some Loud Thunder" and will be released on January 30th. If you're of the downloading persuasion, you can download the full album on January 16th at Insound.

In the meantime, here are a couple of tracks from the album that CYHSY is providing to whet your pallette--

"Love Song No.7"
"Underwater(You and Me)"

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I kind of feel bad for CYHSY--they have some pretty high expectations to fulfill, seeing as their first album became ridiculously popular in a very short period of time. However, from the tracks above, they've earned my respect--they could have easily pulled a Coldplay and just made a guaranteed hit by emulating the style of the first album. However, "Some Loud Thunder" is a pretty radical departure, much more experimental & even melancholy and vaudevillian in places, reminding me a bit of the Beruit album I enjoyed so much this year. Looking forward to the full album!


Anonymous said...

I grabbed the tunes on Pitchfork yesterday. So far, the songs ain't doing it for me.

I smell a backlash coming but hopefully I'm wrong and the songs/album will grow on me.

casey said...

Murf, I thought you were already part of the backlash? At least that's what Rolling Stone led me to believe!

jay said...


It's certainly not a sound that is going to appeal to most fans of the first album. I'm just a sucker for depressing circus music, so that's probably why it appealed to me so quickly. The craftsmanship seems quite a bit looser this time around; I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing yet.

Again, I just find it refreshing to hear a band try to go in a completely different direction when it would be popular/profitable to just make a clone of their previous album.