Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Touring Your Way This July & August

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are hitting the road this July and August in support of their recently released album, Only Run.  Kicking off the tour in Pittsburgh at the Club Cafe on July 24, the band will then travel west and south playing Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin and many more before ending the tour in Richmond, VA at The Camel on August 17. 

Only Run, like the band’s fateful first album, is an artist’s singular vision. Once again, Ounsworth crafted the songs himself before bringing them to the studio for completion and the album is further proof that CYHSY thrives because of a strong sense of identity.  Purchase Only Run on iTunes.

Fostered from his love of uncompromising songwriters (e.g. John Cale, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Tom Waits), Ounsworth believes in an artist’s creative control. “Some people seem surprised when you shift gears aesthetically between records, but to me that’s the point,” he says. “We have a responsibility as musicians to take chances.” Ounsworth continues, “There is a reason I have all of Tom Waits’ albums, for example.  I believe in him.”

Only Run aims to loosely document Ounsworth’s observations of his life in music over the last 10 years.  “Lately, I’ve been assaulted by news, both distant and near, that suggests a certain sense of frustration,” he says. “But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-the entire concept of the band, the name itself-is about balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds.  I’m coming around to this myself — finding that renewed sense of optimism.”

Earlier this spring Pitchfork premiered the video for the single “As Always.”

Watch the video for “As Always”  

You can find a complete list of tour dates below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Tour Dates

7/24 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

7/25 – Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH

7/26 – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO

7/27 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

7/28 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

7/29 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

7/30 – Neurolux – Boise, ID

8/01 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada

8/02 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

8/03 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

8/05 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

8/07 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

8/08 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

8/09 – Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ

8/11 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX

8/12 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

8/13 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

8/14 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

8/15 – Miller Plaza – Chattanooga, TN

8/16 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

8/17 – The Camel – Richmond, VA