Join Clap Your Hands Say Yeah as they perform at Echoplex in Los Angeles on Friday, July 16! This long-awaited date comes on the heels of the release of the deluxe edition of their acclaimed 2021 LP New Fragility. The deluxe LP features a series of stripped down and alternative interpretations of New Fragility highlights, performed on the piano and acoustic guitar. These intimate moments will also find their spotlight within the band’s diverse set, showcasing what the artist has been best at: weaving a level of seriousness into something joyful.
HEAR “WHERE THEY PERFORM MIRACLES (ACOUSTIC)”
HEAR “CYHSY, 2005”
HEAR “WHERE THEY PERFORM MIRACLES”
HEAR “HESITATING NATION” / “THOUSAND OAKS”
In any discussion regarding songwriters and lyricists of 21st century independent music, Alec Ounsworth and his moniker, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, will feature prominently. Few have been as consistently eclectic and intimate; fewer still remain defiantly independent, refusing to sign deals that compromise artistic vision. That is what characterizes Ounsworth’s oeuvre, especially the lifetime project he initiated sometime in the early 2000s, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. And with each release since its landmark self-titled debut, the Philadelphia-based artist has refined and broadened his sound, indulging an ever wider set of influences. Prolific and enigmatic as ever, his recent works marry the quirky, left-field spirit of the early years with a well-earned confidence, and grander sense of scale and sensitivity. Always heading down new avenues of song arrangement and organic connection to his audience, after nearly two decades Ounsworth remains one of music’s most distinctive voices.