As the strings slither in, the guitar gently plucks away and the next to non-existent bass hums in the background, it would be natural to wonder if Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY) have created the dullest song in their catalogue. “Same Mistake”, complete with Alec Ounsworth’s whiny vocals, lacks any real character and drive.
However, once past the radio-friendly sound, there is a decent song to be found. The melodies are good, as we have come to expect from CYHSY and the pace is quick and quirky. Sadly the sparkling production is just so hard to break through and one can only hope CYHSY’s third album Hysterical, released on September 12, has a bit more ‘cojones’ about it.
Run Time: 03:04
Release Date: August 8, 2011
Check out the song: “Same Mistake”