Clap Your Hands Say Yeah As Always

Put your hands together for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah because the indie rock band has announced dates for the summer tour in support of its upcoming album, along with unveiling a video for the track “As Always.”

Described as “an artist’s singular vision,” Only Run is due out June 3, marking the band’s first full-length release since 2011’s Hysterical. CYHSY is marketing and distributing the LP independently through a partnership with The Orchard in North America.

Pre-orders of Only Run via iTunes come with two instant downloadable tracks – “Coming Down” and “Cover Up.”

The album is loosely based on frontman Alec Ounsworth’s views on his life in music during the past decade.

“Lately, I’ve been assaulted by news, both distant and near, that suggests a certain sense of frustration,” Ounsworth said. “But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – the entire concept of the band, the name itself – is about balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds. I’m coming around to this myself – finding that renewed sense of optimism.”

Ounsworth also talked about being influenced by uncompromising songwriters such as John Cale, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Tom Waits.

“Some people seem surprised when you shift gears aesthetically between records, but to me that’s that point. We have a responsibility as musicians to take chances. There is a reason I have all of Tom Waits’ albums, for example. I believe in him.”

Get a taste for Only Run with the video for “As Always.”

Here’s where you can find CYHSY on the run this summer:

June 2 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall     
June 3 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle          
June 4 – Columbia, S.C., New Brookland Tavern    
June 5 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum 
June 6 – Orlando, Fla., The Social    
June 7 – Atlanta, Ga., Hell At The Masquerade       
June 8 – Louisville, Ky., Zanzabar   
June 10 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Mill
June 11 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club       
June 12 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre  
June 13 – Chicago, Ill., Randolph Street Corridor (Taste Of Randolph Street)      
June 14 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop       
June 16 – Toronto, Ontario, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern       
June 17 – Montreal, Quebec, Il Motore        
June 18 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall        
June 26 – Kingston, N.Y., BSP Lounge       
June 27 – Philadelphia, Pa., Johnny Brenda’s          
June 28 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg      
July 24 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Club Cafe 
July 25 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Fountain Square (MidPoint Indie Summer Series)       
July 26 – St. Louis, Mo., Old Rock House   
July 27 – Kansas City, Mo., The Riot Room
July 28 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater   
July 29 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge        
July 30 – Boise, Idaho, Neurolux     
Aug. 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Biltmore Cabaret   
Aug. 2 – Seattle, Wash., The Crocodile       
Aug. 3 – Portland, Ore., Mississippi Studios
Aug. 5 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent    
Aug. 7 – West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour        
Aug. 8 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah       
Aug. 9 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock           
Aug. 11 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk        
Aug. 12 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s
Aug. 13 – New Orleans, La., One Eyed Jacks         
Aug. 14 – Birmingham, Ala., BottleTree      
Aug. 15 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Miller Plaza (Nightfall Concert Series)      
Aug. 16 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle 
Aug. 17 – Richmond, Va., The Camel

Tickets are available now.

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