Only Run. Vocalist Alec Ounsworth was left the sole remaining member of the Philadelphia-born indie outfit, whose eponymous debut created so much buzz in 2005. Propelled by glowing reviews and a feature on NBC's The Office, CYHSY's self-released album was a breakthrough success. The band released three more albums before disbanding, but Ounsworth retained the CYHSY name and continued writing music. In February, he released fifth album The Tourist, which exhibits plenty of familiar sounds while managing to sound unique. Written during a period of turmoil for the singer-songwriter, it possesses a a moodier atmosphere than much of the band's earlier work. The electronic- and synth-infused indie rock is unmistakably CYHSY, but The Tourist sees its author delving into darker territory than before. Ounsworth's music is true to the band's sound, but the dance-friendly vibe has been abandoned for depth. With Laura Gibson.
Formerly a quintet, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah became a solo project following the release of their fourth studio album, 2014's