Show Preview: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Stagnant Pools at The Mill Tonight

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
CYHSY and Stagnant Pools play The Mill tonight at 9 p.m. — photo by The Zender Agenda

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ Stagnant Pools

The Mill — June 10 at 9 p.m. ($15)

When I first saw the lineup for this show, I was slightly confused. Stagnant Pools is a dirgy, shoegaze-influenced pop band, which is the antithesis of what I remembered Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to be — a poppy outfit in the vein of The Shins. Over time, CYHSY have taken on the darker elements of post-punk while still highlighting the lyrics and vision of band leader Alec Ounsworth. Nine years out from that cheery — and overhyped — first album, their pairing with Stagnant Pools’ Enas brothers makes a bit more sense and will make for an entertaining show.