One of 2005's most lauded indie rock releases, the self-titled, self-released debut by Brooklyn's Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is an engaging and energetic album that pulls listeners into its charming world where things sound instantly familiar, yet strangely indescribable and unique. The record really kicks in with the one-two punch of the surging "Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away" and the chiming "Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)," while "The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth" is its gloriously uplifting centerpiece. Throughout the disc, keyboards drift in and out of the highly rhythmic, guitar-driven tunes, creating a playfully urgent atmosphere that gives credence to the album's remarkably warm reception. ~ Eric Schneider
Release Date: 25 July 2011
- 1. Clap Your Hands!
- 2. Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away
- 3. Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)
- 4. Sunshine and Clouds (And Everything Proud)
- 5. Details of the War
- 6. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
- 7. Is This Love?
- 8. Heavy Metal
- 9. Blue Turning Grey
- 10. In This Home on Ice
- 11. Gimmie Some Salt
- 12. Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood