The Tourist (CD)


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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Amoeba Review

02/22/2017

While there is a full array of instrumental textures in The Tourist, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's latest album, Alec Ounsworth's vocals seem to be the focus of the record; which makes sense since Ounsworth seems to be the only remaining member of the original lineup. In fact, he's the only member period. While this has changed certain elements of the band's original sound, it also gives the album a very focused precision. Less guitar driven, the backing tracks tend to be more ethereal and atmospheric, giving the vocals a distinct mood from which to emerge, like in "A Chance to Cure," an aural collage of electronic beats, synth, and sparse guitar. "Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Lost Angeles Nursery Rhyme)," with its hard panned, staccato electric piano riff and irreverent, meandering melody sounds like a cross between Harry Nilsson and Thom Yorke. The album's lead single, "Fireproof," is a tensely cool dancer, with just the perfect blend of palm muted riffs, infectious shakers, and brief, inane guitar freak outs.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Pilot
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03:11
2.
A Chance to Cure
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03:36
3.
Down (Is Where I Want to Be)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03:48
4.
Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03:18
5.
Better Off
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 04:36
6.
Fireproof
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 04:00
7.
The Vanity Of Trying
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 04:43
8.
Loose Ends
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 02:26
9.
Ambulance Chaser
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03:08
10.
Visiting Hours
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 04:35

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