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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Premiere New Video for 'As Always'

May 16, 2014
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah premiered the first video for the track "As Always" from their soon-to-be-released album, Only Run, on Pitchfork today. The video, directed by David M. Helman, shows actor Wil Daniels deep in a never-ending night of debauchery and explodes with an unexpected twist at the end. The band has confirmed the first tour in support of Only Run. The Complete list of dates is below.


Only Run will be released June 3 and will be marketed and distributed directly and independently by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah through a partnership with The Orchard in North America. Like the band's fateful first album, it's an artist's singular vision. Once again, Ounsworth crafted the songs himself before bringing them to the studio for completion and the album is further proof that CYHSY thrives because of a strong sense of identity. Fans can pre-order Only Run on iTunes now and receive two instant gratification tracks, "Coming Down" and "Cover Up."

Fostered from his love of uncompromising songwriters (e.g. John Cale, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Tom Waits), Ounsworth believes in an artist's creative control. "Some people seem surprised when you shift gears aesthetically between records, but to me that's the point," he says. "We have a responsibility as musicians to take chances." Ounsworth continues, "There is a reason I have all of Tom Waits' albums, for example. I believe in him."

Only Run aims to loosely document Ounsworth's observations of his life in music over the last 10 years. "Lately, I've been assaulted by news, both distant and near, that suggests a certain sense of frustration," he says. "But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-the entire concept of the band, the name itself-is about balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds. I'm coming around to this myself -- finding that renewed sense of optimism."

The complete list of tour dates is below. Purchase tickets here.
 
6/2 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
6/3 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
6/4 - New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
6/5 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
6/6 - The Social - Orlando, FL
6/7 - The Masquerade - Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA
6/8 - Zanzabar- Louisville, KY
6/10 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA
6/11 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
6/12 - Majestic Theater - Madison, WI
6/13 - Taste of Randolph - Chicago, IL
6/14 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
6/16 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, Canada
6/17 - Ll Motore - Montreal, Canada
6/18 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
6/26 - BSP Kingston - Kingston, NY
6/27 - Jonny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
6/28 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
7/24 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
7/25 - Fountain Square - Cincinnati, OH
7/26 - Old Rock House - St Louis, MO
7/27 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
7/28 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
7/29 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
7/30 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
8/1 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, Canada
8/2 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
8/3 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
8/5 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
8/7 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
8/8 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
8/9 - Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ
8/11 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
8/12 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
8/13 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
8/14 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
8/15 - Miller Plaza - Chattanooga, TN
8/16 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
8/17 - The Camel - Richmond, VA
9/06 - Club Quatro - Tokyo, Japan
9/08 - Club Quatro - Osaka, Japan
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