One of my musical blind spots is Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I put them on a mental list of bands to definitely get around to, but I always forget about them, losing it all in the detritus of a mind cluttered with household chore lists, grocery lists, work lists, and of course, familial commitments. It happens. Then, to make matters worse, the band runs off for a handful of years before reappearing this summer with a new album.
The opening track to 'Only Run', 'As Always' is all sorts of dreamy fantastic. A gauzy slow burner featuring shimmering guitars, soaring synths, and forlorn vocals, it's a first listen love. Listen below.