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The Tourist

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
A Chance to Cure
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Down (is where I want to be)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Better Off
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Vanity of Trying
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Loose Ends
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Ambulance Chaser
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Visiting Hours
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Total Playing Time    37:21
"... a drift back towards the margins is undoubtedly a drift back towards Ounsworth’s strengths and The Tourist is the best music he has made this decade ... pretty much sounds like what a 2005 listener of Clap Your Hands would have expected them to be making 10 years down the line. A little moderated, perhaps, but more mature too. For the first time in years, we are able to imagine that Ounsworth’s best work might still be ahead of him, rather than behind him."
- Drowned in Sound

"... shimmers, seethes and twitches in appealing new ways ... by deepening and expanding the Talking Heads-esque template of CYHSY's early work. No matter how distressed and disconcerted Ounsworth appears across these 10 songs, his voice is swaddled in approachable sounds ... that shine welcome light on his darkest mumbled ruminations ... like its mastermind, The Tourist can get intense, even dark. But it also captures a sense of creative mischief, the sort of live wire creativity that keeps music careers going longer than early skeptics could have imagined."

The Tourist is the fifth album from Alec Ounsworth under the banner Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the first since 2014's Only Run.

"I wanted to experiment with packing lyrics. On this album, the lyrics and vocal melody effectively carry the songs, maybe more than anything else. Elvis Costello does this really well on his song Beyond Belief, as does Paul Simon on his solo albums ... (the songs are a type of) purge of certain emotional confusion that manifested itself in the last several years. I’d rather not say that it was a dark time, but it was a difficult time in my life, among the most difficult. But I needed and need to try to let it go. And this is how I let things go."
- Ounsworth
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