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Listen: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new song “Only Run”

on May 20, 2014, 11:40am

On June 3rd, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release their fourth studio album, Only Run. The follow-up to 2011’s Hysterical and their first effort without multi-instrumentalist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler Sargent (who departed in July 2012), the forthcoming nine-track LP sees frontman Alec Ounsworth “finding [a] renewed sense of optimism.” Following the Matt Berninger-assisted lead single “Coming Down” and the driving atmosphere of “As Always”, the band has delivered another taste of the new record with its titular track.

Opening with a haunting vocal sample that repeats “it’s a beautiful world,” a pounding bassline gives a propulsive boot to the song’s momentum. Other instruments slowly start to trickle in, with dashes of pianos, urgently strummed acoustic guitars, and snappy percussion all coming to a crescendo during the song’s explosive final third. While he’s received the comparison before, here especially Ounsworth’s escalating warble reaches Thom Yorke-levels of intensity. Listen in below.

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

Right when the album hits stores, CYHSY will embark on an extensive summer tour. Full dates are 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 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
06/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
06/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
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 @ Ll Motore
06/18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/26 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
06/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
06/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square
07/26 – St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
07/27 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
07/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
07/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Neurolux
07/30 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/01 – Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
08/02 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
08/03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
08/08 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
08/09 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
08/11 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
08/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
08/13 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
08/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
08/15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Miller Plaza
08/16 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
08/17 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
09/06 – Tokyo, JP @ Club Quatro
09/08 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quatro

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