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Listen: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new song “Coming Down” featuring Matt Berninger

on April 01, 2014, 11:58am

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will self-release their fourth album, Only Run, on June 3rd. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2011’s Hysterical features frontman Alec Ounsworth as the album’s singular creative mastermind, as he rediscovers a “renewed sense of optimism.” (If you recall, multi-instrumentalist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler Sargent departed in July 2012, leaving only Ounsworth and drummer Sean Greenhalgh in a supporting role.)

Ounsworth said in a statement, “Lately, I’ve been assaulted by news, both distant and near, that suggests a certain sense of frustration. But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — the entire concept of the band, the name itself — is about balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds.”

As our first taste of the album, CYHSY has shared “Coming Down”, which features The National’s own Matt Berninger. After delving into electro-pop with last year’s Little Moments EP, the band unveils something a little more rollicking, a ferocious and dissonant blend of blitzing synth-rock, fuzzy garage rock, and just a hint of U2-esque arena rock. Vocally, Ounsworth provides the pure emotion, wailing with great abandon, while Berninger brings things back to earth with his brooding baritone.

Listen in below:

In support of the album, the band’s announced a summer tour, slated for June. Consult the full schedule below:

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 2014 Tour Dates:
06/02 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06/03 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
06/04 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
06/05 – Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
06/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
06/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
06/08 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
06/10 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
06/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
06/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
06/13 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph
06/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
06/16 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
06/17 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06/18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
06/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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