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An indie band from Philadelphia and Brooklyn who achieved their fame through the internet rather than through record labels. Their self-titled album has received much critical acclaim, including a score of 90 from Pitchfork Media. With all the attention they have turned down many record deals, though signing to an independent label in the UK. No one can doubt the chemistry the band has from their clangy guitars to thumping drums, but lead vocalist Alec Ounsworth's singing style often either makes you love or hate the band. While many think his singing style is original and goes with the fun loving style of the band(including myself), many hear it as a crackity turn off.
Guy: You ever heard of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah?

Other guy: You crazy hipsters and your "indie music".
by ElChap September 19, 2006
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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.
by SDRE05 February 17, 2008
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