Band Spotlight: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

History: CYHSY is the brainchild of Lee Sargent, who had aspirations of starting a band in 2004. The band, comprised entirely of Connecticut College alums, officially formed in 2005. They self-released their self-titled album that year. In October of 2005, they signed to Wichita.

Years Active: 2005 to Present

Wichita Recordings

Alec Ounsworth – Vocals/Guitar
Robbie Guertin – Keyboards/Guitar
Lee Sargent – Keyboards/Guitar
Tyler Sargent – Bass
Sean Greenhalgh – Drums

Genre: Independent Lo-Fi

Musical Style: Rambling vocals backed by strong keyboard and guitar riffs


Best Album: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)

Top Songs:
“Satan Said Dance”
“Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)”
“Sunshine and Clouds and Everything Proud”

Influenced By:
Talking Heads
David Bowie

You Might Like CYHSH If You Like Wolf Parade or Arcade Fire

Shout out to Ray for playing CYHSH on the ride to Radiohead. I am officially hooked.


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