Monday, February 27, 2006

Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah

Do it.


Feel Better? If you don't, then you didn't really clap your hands and say yeah.

I can guarantee that both clapping your hands and saying yeah! and listening to "Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah" (referred to as CYHASY in the future for brevity) will make you feel better. No matter how old or young you are, this album is delightfully different enough to make you do what they're called.

This was first recommended to me by the venerable Dan Szombathy in late 2005, and subsequently by amazon, iTunes, and various other music sources. I delayed and delayed until I just couldn't stand seeing this bizarre album cover without hearing the music. I love the haunting carnival barker sound shouting "Clap your hands!" on the 1st track...set the tone perfectly.

RATING: 4.5 out of 5
Recommended if you like (RIYL): Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers, or Broken Social Scene.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the venerable Dan! Glad you finally got it and dig it. This would be a good first ALIENCORPSE article. CYHSY has been compared to Talking Heads/David Byrne, but I've actually listened to the THs, and I don't hear it. I put them more in the realm of sloppy vocalists like Stephen Malkmus of Pavement. Did you hear a CYHSY song in the background of the Office episode "E-mail Surveillance"?