~Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH self-titled debut CD from summer 2005
is one of the stongest and most uplifting independent disks of last year.
It’s funny how the lead vocalist sounds like the lead singer from James –
that great English group from the early 90’s. How refreshing to come across
an Indie group that can really rock on, as in “Upon This Tidal wave of Young Blood”,
one of the best songs on the CD, and possibly one of the best rock+roll anthem
songs ever, period.
Another great song in the same vein is “Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away”.
While “Details Of The War”, “Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)”, and
“In This Home On Ice” are not as hard driving, they are totally amazing in
their own right.
I also love the two sweet instrumental cuts, “Sunshine and Clouds (And
Everything Proud)”, and “Blue Turning Gray” – that are placed at the right
spots. “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth” is another awesome song
that shows the early Talking Heads influence to great effect.
All you rockers out there: listen and weep; hopefully in celebration !
Art: Dasha Shishkin
Design: Robbie Guertin
ALL SONGS: 2005 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH