The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
What else can I say about Clap Your Hands Say Yeah that I haven’t said already? The band has been on the Top 31 twice before (Their third album, Hysterical was #16 on the 2011 Top 31 and their fourth, Only Run, #19 in 2014). Additionally, front man Alec Ounsworth’s 2009 solo record, Mo Beauty, was #20 on that year’s, the inaugural, Top 31.
Go read those prior reviews to learn about CYHSY’s backstory. The band members continue to evolve, with this new album featuring nobody that was on previous albums aside from Ounsworth. But it’s his voice and energy that draws me to the band and their music, so dutifully back into the fold I go.
Ounsworth and band will be coming to the Tractor on February 12, in support of the reissue of their 2007 sophomore album Some Loud Thunder. That show will be worth it if only to hear them perform “Satan Said Dance” one more time. Maybe I’ll see you there?
25. CCFX EP by CCFX
26. Woodstock by Portugal. The Man
27. MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent
28. On the Spot by Hot 8 Brass Band
29. A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs
30. Planetarium by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, & James McAlister
31. A Moment Apart by Odesza