Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Ready To Record

Upstart rock act Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is eyeing a late fall/early winter release for its sophomore album.

Upstart rock act Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is eyeing a late fall/early winter release for its sophomore album. The quintet has tested many songs on the road and has finished writing the material for the as-yet-untitled set.

According to guitarist/keyboardist Lee Sargent, "It remains to be seen" if CYHSY will remain unsigned in the United States. As previously reported, the group bypassed labels and made an unusual deal with distributor ADA to handle its 2005 self-titled debut, which has sold 91,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In Europe, the group is signed to Wichita/V2. "We're holding on to this record for a bunch of reasons," Sargent tells Billboard.com. "It's not a matter of creative control. It's become pretty clear that we'll always have that. We would just like to maintain our release schedule [and] decide what we want put out there [or] not."

CYHSY will drop by a handful of U.S. and European festivals this summer, beginning this weekend with an appearance at Coachella in Indio, Calif. Also on tap is a Sept. 28 show at New York's Central Park SummerStage.