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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Set for Album, Tour

'Hysterical,' due in September, is breakthrough blog band's first in four years.

Peter Gaston // May 19, 2011

Philly/Brooklyn quintet Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who rode a wave of blog adoration into a rather amazing DIY success story with their self-titled 2005 debut album, will return this September with Hysterical, their first record in four years. A preview video was released today, featuring studio footage and snippets of three songs.

The first tune features aggressive, fuzzy guitars, with frontman Alec Ounsworth’s trademark howl taking more of a backseat in the mix. The second cut leans a more on bass and quirky keyboard parts, while the third is rambling, rootsy rock song.

Hysterical, produced by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Okkervil River), hits stores Sept. 20. In the meantime, the band will reissue their debut album June 14 on remastered vinyl, and play a handful of gigs, including San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival in mid-August, and L.A.’s Sunset Junction fest in late-August.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hysterical teaser