Artwork by YOKO SHIMIZU
It’s been eight years since CYHSY first blazed across the night sky of the blogosphere, leaving behind of phosphorous tail of spent Pitchfork hype and Brooklyn hipster cache and exactly one great debut writ incandescent by those twinkling gyroscopic guitars, martial drum thwackery, hooky bass thrum and Alec Ounsworth’s slurry adenoidal yelp. An ill-conceived follow-up and a protracted hiatus, not to mention various side projects and an Alex Ounsworth, along with the inevitable passage of time and the eventual departure of everyone but Ounsworth and drummer Sean Greenhalgh , has let much of the air out of the CYHSY balloon. But now comes word that the band has found its third wind. They just released Little Moments, an EP’s worth of Ounsworth’s home studio concoctions wherein the pneumatic wheeze of New Wave synth crowding out the guitars. Little Moments can me streamed and/or downloaded HERE. Also there is a proper CYHSY album in the can that will be mixed by Flaming Lips knob-twiddler Dave Fridmann in September and released in January 2014. In the mean time, they are taking to the road for select tour dates in September and October. We have a pair of tickets to see them at the TLA on August 1st. To qualify, all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (see right, below the masthead). Trust us, this is something you want to do. In addition to breaking news alerts and Phawker updates, you also get advanced warning about groovy concert ticket giveaways and other free swag opportunities like this one! After signing up, send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM telling us a much, with the words CLAP HANDS in the subject line. If you are already on our mailing list, just send us an email saying as much. Either way, please include your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. The 13th Phawker reader to email wins! Good luck and godspeed!