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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

NAME: The Wrens
PRGRESS REPORT: Recording the followup to The Meadowlands at bassist Kevin Whelan’s home studio in Teaneck, New Jersey.

We usually like to catch bands after they’ve been in the studio for a while, or when they’ve just left it. But we are so excited to hear that New Jersey’s Wrens were… More »

The time has come for you to confirm your love (or hate) for the new Clap record — for free! Head to MySpace to stream the whole album (aside from the free MP3s). Yes, the first song is supposed to sound like that. And yes, Fridmann did a great job with the rest of the… More »

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away” (Acoustic Version) (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's a reminder about a great band from your indie rock past: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, one of the first bands to ever make…
Caitlin White | May 11, 2015 - 3:14 pm
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Coming Down” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Back in 2005, Brooklyn synth-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was riding high behind major online buzz for their self-released debut LP, an album…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 10:57 am
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Watch Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Cover Frank Ocean In Philly

This past Thursday, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hit the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia in support of their recent Little Moments EP. During…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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Stream Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Little Moments EP

Mid-'00s blog-rock all-stars Clap Your Hands Say Yeah lost two members last year, but they soldier on, and now they've got a brand-new EP. Their…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2013 - 4:41 pm
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Guitarist & Bassist Quit Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Tomorrow's Clap Your Hands Say Yeah gig in NYC will be the last for two original members, according to the band's website. In two posts,…
Corban Goble | July 6, 2012 - 1:06 pm
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Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Hysterical” Video

Recently, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah dropped the paint-splattered, highly stylized clip for their "Hysterical." Watch it below.
Corban Goble | March 8, 2012 - 10:03 am
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Visit Fallon

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to play "Same Mistake," a song from its new LP, Hysterical.
Corban Goble | September 21, 2011 - 1:12 pm
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End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical Comment Party

Four years after Some Loud Thunder, and on the heels of advance tracks “Same Mistake” and “Maniac,” blogband 1.0 CYHSY are ready for you to…
Amrit Singh | September 6, 2011 - 10:17 am
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Maniac”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah played a small, secret show at Brooklyn's Littlefield on Friday night. I didn't go because it was 150°, but if…
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2011 - 7:36 pm
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Same Mistake”

When Clap Your Hands announced their third album (and first in four years) last month, the accompanying teaser featured song snippets likely selected to showcase…
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical Details

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Amrit Singh | May 19, 2011 - 10:48 am
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New Alec Ounsworth – “Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (Song For New Orleans)” (Stereogum Premiere)

This new song adds to a growing mass of music circulating the Internet this year from Clap Your Hands mastermind Alec Ounsworth. First there wa…
Amrit Singh | August 24, 2009 - 10:37 am
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Hear Flashy Python (Alec Ounsworth)

While waiting for the Clap Your Hands leader's solo LP, you can listen to a new album under his Flashy Python moniker. Free with email…
Amrit Singh | August 12, 2009 - 2:52 pm
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Alec Ounsworth Readies Solo Debut

After launching the album that launched a million trend pieces about the New Model for breaking a band in internet age, and learning along with…
Amrit Singh | July 15, 2009 - 9:42 am
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New Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Telling The Truth And Going Away”

From being one of Fallon's first music guests to telling us that rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated, the Class of '05 music…
Amrit Singh | June 5, 2009 - 10:18 am
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