Photo by Michael Regan

Photo by Michael Regan

Critically acclaimed independent songwriter Alec Ounsworth and his group CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH return with a new album. The Tourist arrives on February 24, 2017, following Only Run from 2014. Two first songs have already arrived. One is the delicate Fireproof which Ounsworth  describes in a statement via with the following words:

‘It is really a be-careful-what-you-wish-for kind of song. I’m starting to accumulate these, in the sense that it explores the idea of trying to win people over and then, once you have, trying to let them go. To be ‘fireproof’ in this context is to be dangerously self-confident — to have the capacity to try almost anything. The regret comes later.’

A second new song called Down (Is Where I Want To Be) is also up for stream and there is also a whole bunch of new CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH dates which you can find below the album’s details.


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘The Tourist’

01. The Pilot
02. A Chance to Cure
03. Down (is where I want to be)
04. Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme)
05. Better Off
06. Fireproof
07. The Vanity of Trying
08. Loose Ends
09. Ambulance Chaser
10. Visiting Hours