CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH – ” Hesitating Nation ” and ” Thousand Oaks “

Posted: October 14, 2020 in MUSIC
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Alec Ounsworth

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced a new album: “New Fragility” arrives January 29th, 2021 (via CYHSY/Secretly Distribution). Today, the Alec Ounsworth–fronted group have shared two new singles, “Hesitating Nation” and “Thousand Oaks.” Hear them both below and scroll down for the album art and tracklist. The title of New Fragility is taken from the David Foster Wallace short story “Forever Overhead,” from the collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. The record was produced by Alec Ounsworth, with additional production from Will Johnson.

The LP was recorded by Britton Beisenherz in Austin, Texas, mixed by John Agnello, and mastered by Greg Calbi. “These songs are politically motivated, which is unusual for me,” Ounsworth said of “Hesitating Nation” and “Thousand Oaks” in a press release. “The only other song I’ve written about the failed democracy that is the United States is ‘Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood.’” “This is a song meant to convey my sense of disappointment and alienation with the rewarded mentality of getting ahead at all costs, inevitably to the detriment of those who didn’t sign up to be part of the experiment,” Ounsworth added of “Hesitating Nation.” Of “Thousand Oaks” he continued, “In 2018, there was a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, which killed 13 people. This song has to do with the impotence of the American government in the face of such tragedies.”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s last studio album was 2017’s The Tourist. Upcoming Album “New Fragility” Out January 29th, 2021 via CYHSY / SECRETLY DISTRIBUTION 

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