Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


I leave New York
For other cities
Which let me play
With gas and fire

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, 'Mama, Won't You Keep Them Castles In The Air And Burning?'

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) is an American indie rock group. In the middle of 2005, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were being touted as the hottest unsigned act in America. The band’s self-titled debut – a collection of off-center indie rock songs and quirky pop tunes – was self-produced, self-released, self-promoted, and self-distributed, with a great deal of help from a wide network of bloggers and Internet supporters. There was so much online interest in the band that NPR even did a feature on the emerging phenomena of Internet band buzz, using CYHSY as the prime example. Although the band eventually signed with a label, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah continued blazing their own arty trail, releasing albums that were unconventional but still accessible.