Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

March 11
8 p.m.
Alternative, Electro Pop, Indie Rock

Hype can cut both ways. These Brooklyn/Philadelphia indie rockers became the most celebrated newcomers of 2005 after their self-titled debut drew a gushy rave from the tastemakers at Pitchfork. A showcase for the yelpy charm with which frontman Alec Ounsworth rode atop melodic undulations of synth and guitar, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah also felt significant from an industry standpoint — it was independently released with no record label support. Yet just two years later, the band’s solid follow-up, Some Loud Thunder, was met with the kind of reserved praise that’s so akin to indifference it can hurt a reputation more than the most vicious pan. CYHSY abandoned plans for a third album a couple years later and went on hiatus, but they reformed in 2011 and they’ve chugged along sporadically since. On the band’s latest album, The Tourist, their swelling grooves and excitable vocals sound mellowed but unchastened. With Steady Holiday.