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 record, bringing his trademark touch to transform the band’s sound. The writing fluctuates, sometimes showing welcome growth, sometimes sounding challenging just for the sake of it. Before you decide to hate it, listen to “Mama, Won’t You Keep Them Castles In The Air And Burning,” “Emily Jean Stock,” and “Goodbye To Mother And The Cove,” our favorite cuts. If you like, you can take the MP3s home with you today via secret link by preordering the CD at Insound (the physical CD will ship 1/30). Not sure if SLT will win ‘em new fans, but we are sure it’ll get people talking.