It has been 10 years since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah started, and they’re about to release their fourth record, Only Run.
Like the previous three, CYHSY will market and distribute the album independently.
From the get go, this ethos struck a chord with fans, but it was merely an extension of lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth’s core belief: “The general rule is to be appreciative of your audience,” he recently told Fast Company magazine.
“If you can organize and are motivated, you should approach fans directly.”
So, 10 years later, while much has changed, many things aren’t so different now. For instance, Ounsworth has spent all of 2014 thus far crisscrossing the United States playing living room shows.
He still needs that direct connection with fans; it validates his vision of how art should work and confirms his belief in the music.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new album Only Run is out June 3, and today, they’ve shared a video from the album. The clip for “As Always”, directed by David M. Helman.

US Tour Dates:

05-15 Manchester, England – Living Room Show
05-16 London, England – Living Room Show
06-02 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06-03 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06-04 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
06-05 Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
06-06 Orlando, FL – The Social
06-07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
06-08 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06-10 Iowa City, IA – The Mill
06-11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
06-12 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
06-13 Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph
06-14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06-16 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
06-17 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
06-18 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06-27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06-28 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07-24 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
07-25 Cincinnati, OH – Fountain Square
07-26 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
07-27 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07-28 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07-29 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07-30 Boise, ID – Neurolux
08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
08-02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08-03 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
08-05 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
08-07 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
08-08 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08-09 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
08-11 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
08-12 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
08-13 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
08-14 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
08-15 Chattanooga, TN – Miller Plaza
08-16 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
08-17 Richmond, VA – The Camel
09-06 Tokyo, Japan – Club Quatro
09-08 Osaka, Japan – Club Quatro