Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Some Loud Thunder” 10th Anniversary Tour – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – February 20th, 2018

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Some Loud Thunder” 10th Anniversary Tour

Casbah presents

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Some Loud Thunder” 10th Anniversary Tour

Steady Holiday

Tue, February 20, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA


This event is 21 and over

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (often abbreviated CYHSY) is an American indie rock group based in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, whose members met years earlier at Connecticut College, formed in the beginning of 2004 and played shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They are notable for achieving their initial fame and commercial success via the internet rather than through a record label.

Their debut album, "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah," was self-released in 2005. Shortly after the release of the album, they received favorable reviews and attention from numerous blogs. The ensuing demand for the album was so great that the band was forced to repress the record, as the initial production run was too small. They garnered even more press after David Bowie and David Byrne were spotted at some of the band's shows in 2005.

In October 2005, they signed to Wichita Recordings in the U.K. The band released their second album, "Some Loud Thunder" in January 2007. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann, known for his work with Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips and debuted at #47 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Guitarist and frontman Alec Ounsworth released his solo debut, "Mo Beauty," in late 2009 while concurrently releasing "Skin and Bones," the debut album with his other band Flashy Python. Keyboardist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler Sargent have been playing in another project called Uninhabitable Mansions, along with Annie Hart from Au Revoir Simone. Recently drummer Sean Greenhalgh has been producing records for a number of bands including Takka Takka, Conversion Party, Sam Izdat, Radial Dads and Tom McBride.

Released in September 2011, their long awaited third album "Hysterical" was produced by John Congleton. The band released "Same Mistake" and "Maniac" as the album's singles.

Now their new album "ONLY RUN" will be released worldwide on June 3. The album will be independently released by the band in North America with distribution and marketing help from The Orchard. Big Nothing will release the album in Japan and XtraMile Recordings will be releasing everywhere else.
Steady Holiday
Steady Holiday
Steady Holiday is an appropriate name for an artist whose music feels like the
soundtrack to your fondest memory. Or your deepest heartbreak. Or the dream sequence from
a David Lynch film. There’s a nostalgia present in Dre Babinski’s songwriting that leaves you
longing for the familiarity of a bygone era - just not one you can necessarily pin down.
After years growing up playing in bands around Los Angeles, Dre recently began writing
and recording for herself - on her own, in secret, developing a body of work about hidden
desire itself. Establishing a sound defined by her featherlight voice floating above sweeping
strings, her 2016 debut Under the Influence led to opening for artists like Mitski, Unknown
Mortal Orchestra and C lap Your Hands Say Yeah.
Whereas the first record took us on a trip through the deeply personal, Dre’s
sophomore album Nob ody’s Watching zoom s way out. What began as a concept record about
two archetypal crooks developed into an exploration of universal themes like greed, fear and
self-interest; the ugly and troubling edges of human nature. It’s a good time for that.
“I’ve been just as affected by our current politics as anyone, but it only takes one step
back to realize these same figures have been present since the beginning of civilization. This
record is sort of an anthropological way of unpacking all this discomfort for me.”
The narrative is most identifiable on album standout “Who’s Gonna Stop Us”, which
creeps and charms like the characters it describes, as they set about turning trust into money.
“Let’s teach them how to build a pyramid / Tell them if they keep it up, they can reach the top.“
However, judgement is reserved even for them, as hinted in the song’s bridge: “I used to try to
be decent and kind / But time after time I would get eaten alive.”
Dre worked with producer Gus Seyffert (Roger Waters, Beck) to create a sound that
echoes the narrative told on Nobody’s Watching. From the sunny and observant to the dark
and critical, the tone ranges from levity to paranoia through layers of analog synths and chilling
strings played by Dre herself. There are moments of cinematic intensity reminiscent of a James
Bond score, yet the subtle tape hiss and creaking chairs remind us that this is an album made by
people . It is warm and it breathes, in the way the human touch can both soothe and suffocate.
Nobody’s Watching is the natural next step for Dre and Steady Holiday, a project that
builds worlds we wish to escape to or from. It’s an examination of the inner narratives we all
share but keep in the shadows, where the characters may not always be likable, but they do
what they can to survive - like we all do.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101