ALBUM REVIEW: “Hysterical” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

September 20. 2011 | By Tania

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Hysterical
[Wichita]

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are largely known for their self-titled album. Don’t worry – your favorite indie rockers are back with Hysterical and there is nothing funny about this album. Only a good indie time to be found on this third attempt by the band.

Perhaps the strongest song on the album is the title track. It is a good Brittish-inspired romp filled with electronic inspirations. The lyrics in the song get a bit muddled but don’t get in the way enjoying the song. “Maniac” is another strong track, featuring a horn section and pounding drums. Lyrics like “find the new stars in the sky‚Ķ I miss the way you stare at me/as if I was a memory” turn the fun track into a bouncy love song. “Yesterday, Never” is also a lot of fun and makes it blatantly obvious that the album’s strongest feature are the drums from Sean Greenhalgh. Every track is heightened by his work, leaving a memorable imprint on the album.

Have Clap Your Hands Say Yeah made it past 2007’s Some Loud Thunder – often referred to as the band’s sophomore slump? Listen to Hysterical, put your hands together and say “Yeah, they have!”

Maniac from CYHSY on Vimeo.

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