Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Satan Said Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah posted two new songs on their site from their upcoming album Some Loud Thunder. And also posted another new song "Satan Said Dance" on their myspace.

"Satan Said Dance" starts up like the bastard cousin of "The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth" with a drum machine like beat. But with out of tune electronic blurbs beeping in and out. A much darker side of CYHSY that we haven't seen yet. In the chorus when people cheer "said dance!" it sounds straight out of Elite Beat Agents.

"Love Song No.7" and "Underwater (You and Me)" are the two tunes posted on the site. "Love Song No. 7" is a slow crawler with a main piano measure spookingly strolling around. Singer Alec Ounsworth sings 'Saved from town, saved from now', before later going into a disoriented chant of 'ooos' and 'ahhhs'.

"Underwater" is the closest thing to the debut. It's the most friendly out of the dark bunch. Hawaiian guitar strokes follow Ounsworth around for a minor anthem.

Some Loud Thunder will be released on January 30th, but you can pick up a digital copy of it on the 16th by buying it at Insound. You will also receive a real life copy soon after the purchase. And if you buy directly from CYHSY you get an exclusive t-shirt.

1) Some Loud Thunder
2) Emily Jean Stock
3) Mama, Won’t You Keep Them Castles in the Air and Burning?
4) Love Song No. 7
5) Satan Said Dance
6) Upon Encountering the Crippled Elephant
7) Goodbye to Mother and the Cove
8) Arm and Hammer
9) Yankee Go Home
10) Underwater (You and Me)
11) Five Easy Pieces

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