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.
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