Indie rock band who debuted in 2005 with their refreshing self-titled, self-produced album. A mini 'triumph' of sorts in the indie rock community, as their sudden success came without the overhyped pretensions and media buzz of other recent overnight sensations (like The Arctic Monkeys, or The Strokes for that matter). Their music, like their name, is almost antithetical of most of their indie peers; they're not so much concerned with sounding artsy and lyrically ambiguous as they are simply out to make fun, catchy, concise 3-4 minute Cure-like songs. Their follow-up album, Some Loud Thunder (2007), didn't quite pack the same punch as the debut, which is probably what they'll be most remembered for.
with the sex.. and the drugs.. and the rock.. the rock.. the ROCK AND ROCK AND ROLL HEY!!!
you look like David Bowie, but you've got nothin' new to show me.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah lead singer Alec Ounsworth's voice is a cross between David Byrne of the Talking Heads and Tom Verlaine of Television... turn-off for some, quirky goodness for others.