Clap Your Hands Win A Dundee

A reader writes…

—–Original Message—–
From: Hala D
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:01 AM
To: Stereogum
Subject: clap your hands say “the office”?

Did I hear clap you hands say yeah soundtracking Jim’s party on “The Office” last night? Isn’t this the same band that wouldn’t play The Baitshop?

This is different, though, ’cause The Office is fucking hilarious. FYI, the song was “My Yellow Country Teeth.”

Also We Are Scientists were heard on How I Met Your Mother earlier this week and last night’s Gilmore Girls had 500 indie band references (e.g., “It’s got a nice Fountains of Wayne meets the Shins crossed with Odyssey-era Zombies and a mix of early Who and mid to late-era Replacements vibe to it”). Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach was in the episode per usual, as was Joel Gion who parodied a scene from DIG!.

Earlier we were discussing House’s great theme: Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.” Here’s Elbow’s cover.

Elbow – “Teardrop” (MP3)