Of course it's not the same. Down from five to two members after the departure of Robbie Guertin and brothers Tyler and Lee Sargent, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are admirably trucking on nine years after their excellent self-titled debut. The "something" that last year's Little Moments EP left to be desired was fulfilled with the new Only Run, the fourth CYHSY album. It uses space like none of the indie rockers' other records, employing tranquilizing guitar runs, pounding drums via Sean Greenhalgh, and light-beam synths. While hiccupy-voiced frontman Alec Ounsworth sounds closer than ever, the album restores the classy, affable essence of the band. CYHSY is the name that should be on the cover. With Stagnant Pools. 18+.
Wed., June 11, 8 p.m., 2014