Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Robbie Guertin, Tyler Sargent, and Sean Greenhalgh. Lead singer Alec Ounsworth's on again/ off again David Byrne tone with it's homeless schizophrenic undulations is close enough to Byrne to resemble an old friend, but different enough to warrant a handshake in place of a hug. This isn't to say his vocals are wanting, far from it. I love the way Ounsworth sounds Byrneish on "Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood" and "In This Home On Ice". He doesn't always resemble Byrne, but the band... the band sounds like Talking Heads meets Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade in a glorious attempt to recreate the mid 80's.
The band has self-released their s/t debut - it can be found at insound.com here.
"Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" - tracklist
Clap Your Hands!
Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away
Over and Over Again (Lost & Found)
Sunshine & Clouds (And Everything Proud)
Details of the War
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Is This Love?
Blue Turning Gray
In This Home On Ice
Gimme Some Salt
Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood
+ In This Home On Ice
+ Over and Over Again (Lost & Found)
+ Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood
Alec Ounsworth has recorded and performed as a solo act as well. A nice collection of demos are available to download on his page here.
and right here...
Dee, Oh Dee - courtesy happy home records