[MP3] Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Maniac”

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♫ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Maniac

Woah. Now this is a pleasant surprise. CYHSY were always one of those bands I never understood. A lot of spastic warbly vocals over some straightforward indie-rock. Good enough but not really lighting my candle. Now this jam “Maniac,” the first taste of their upcoming 3rd album Hysterical, is a whole nother beast. Alec Ounsworth has toned himself down and honed in on a vocal delivery that is still very much his but even better fits his bands tighter and peppier music. Set this one as your alarm track tomorrow morning and I bet you’ll be out of bed on time and with a smile on your face.

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10 replies
  1. j.ziegler
    j.ziegler says:

    “A lot of spastic warbly vocals over some straightforward indie-rock.” I couldn’t have said it better, must admit the name still annoys me! Maniac is pretty solid though.

  2. Arletta
    Arletta says:

    Alarm track changed (from The Botaniks – “Fond of Jane” btw :) ). Tomorrow I’ll be smiling all day long :)  Very nice track, full of positive energy.

  3. John Gottschalk
    John Gottschalk says:

    Sounds pretty great, definitely going to get their next album. The vocals remind me of the Spinto Band every now and again.

  4. John Gottschalk
    John Gottschalk says:

    Pretty decent stuff, you might know “Oh Mandy” from their album “Nice and Nicely Done”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qCuYEUGug 

    They also have a more recent album called “Moonwink”.

  5. John Gottschalk
    John Gottschalk says:

    Pretty decent stuff, you might know “Oh Mandy” from their album “Nice and Nicely Done”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qCuYEUGug 

    They also have a more recent album called “Moonwink”.

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