Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was conceived in the belly of the Great Whale. Upon departure, its members floated to shore. Five arrived alive: Alec Ounsworth, Sean Greenhalgh, Tyler Sargent, Lee Sargent, and Robbie Guertin. They are multi-instrumentalists under the age of 48. The live arrangement is as follows: Alec Ounsworth, guitar and vocals, Sean Greenhalgh, drums and percussion, Tyler Sargent, bass and backing vocals, Lee Sargent, guitar and keyboard and backing vocals, Robbie Guertin, guitar and keyboard and backing vocals. Alec Ounsworth lives in Philadelphia . PA. Sean Greenhalgh, Tyler Sargent, Lee Sargent, and Robbie Guertin live in Brooklyn , NY . They are citizens of the United Sates of America. Alec Ounsworth writes the songs for the project in Philadelphia . The songs are then transported to New York (via bus, car, or train), shaped, re-shaped, finally reaching a certain completion that returns again to the belly of the Great Whale and is initially and finally Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They have one album thus far. It is called Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
AJA is the second in a trilogy of releases from Toronto art rock quartet The Darcys.
An interpretation of Steely Dan's 1977 studio masterpiece, the album was produced, arranged and recorded by the band at home during the summer and fall of 2010.
Moody, dense and textured, AJA is an exploration of physical and emotional space and the real and imaginary divisions within it.
The decision to interpret the album in full was made during a period in which the band struggled to complete its self-titled sophomore record.
With no label and mixing stalled, The Darcys were unable to track new material, instead embracing the challenge of reshaping the collective favourite and presenting it to the world as a declaration of self-sufficiency.
"We did it because we could," the band's Wes Marskell explains. "And because we thought we couldn't."
"It became as much an art project as an album."
More than a year later, following a multi-album deal with Arts & Crafts and the release of The Darcys on October 25, AJA is unveiled, representing an essential
link from 2011's self-titled offering to the band's much-anticipated third studio release.
And above all else, AJA has come to signify a crucial turning point for The Darcys - created in the darkness to bring light and living as a demonstration of resolve, proficiency and imagination.
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