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Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Flashy Python) Talks About His Solo Project

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Alec Ounsworth I Photo by Michael Regan
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In 2005 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was the coolest thing since sliced bread. The band was one of the first bands to have emerged from obscurity with no label backing them just the full power of the Internet. Major labels saw them coming and quaked with fear. They put hope into garage bands everywhere who were releasing their tracks independently into the murky ether of MySpace. Heralded by critics and fans a like, the world was theirs. And then after their sophomore release in 2007, they disappeared back from whence they came never to be seen again...or so we thought.

Lead singer, Alec Ounsworth has had an extremely busy year. His super group, Flashy Python (combining members of the Walkmen, Man Man, and Dr Dog) self-released their debut album Skin and Bones in August and he released his first solo disk Mo Beauty in October on Anti Records. Which I believe is the rock equivalent of doing zero to sixty in five seconds. We caught up with Ounsworth to discuss his new album and more importantly, where the heck he's been for the past couple years. Here is some of what was said.

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