New Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
See, this is why despite its sometimes outlandish and spiteful reviewers we continue to visit Pitchfork. Thanks to them, I now know that 2005 favorites Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have just released information about their new album.
The new release will be called Some Loud Thunder, and it's due out 0n January 30 (or January 16 via digital download). They have asked that bloggers not link to the mp3's of the new tracks on their page, so head there and check them out. They have made "Love Song No. 7" and "Underwater" from the forthcoming album available as free downloads.
I've only listened to each once, but I'm quite pleased with what I hear. "Underwater" in particular sounds like a fine track. For what it's worth, they have also made available a stream of "Satan Said Dance" via their MySpace page. Locals may remember they played it at The EARL during their October 2005 visit. I didn't go see them in March -- it was the same night as Silver Jews in Athens, and there was zero chance I was gonna miss that.
What do you guys think? Is this gonna be best-of-2007 material?
Confessions of a Music Addict is running a contest for tix to the Forward, Russia!/Snowden show at The EARL on 12/14. Go there to enter. You have to answer a trivia question, but even an idiot like me figured out the answer in short order.