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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Hysterical

Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., Nov. 4, 2011

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Hysterical

Following the reactionary fissure of 2007's Some Loud Thunder, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah went on an almost-five-year hiatus that appeared permanent in the wake of 2009's Alec Ounsworth New Orleans sojourn, Mo Beauty. Led by Ounsworth's blurry crow and polished by producer John Congleton, Hysterical comes as a surprise, the bedhead charm of the Brooklyn/Philly crew's 2005 debut having swelled into jubilant, wide-screen indie pop ("Same Mistake"). There are shades of the National's late-night moodiness ("Misspent Youth") and the triumph of Broken Social Scene's Forgiveness Rock Record ("Ketamine and Ecstasy"). Get Hysterical. (Fri., 7:25pm, Orange stage)

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