Published Jul 15, 2009Clap Your Hands Say Yeah front-man Alec Ounsworth has announced that he has recorded a debut solo album, Mo Beauty, which is set for release in the fall.
The album, recorded spontaneously in New Orleans, provided the Philadelphia native with good company in the studio, as his assembled band-mates included Philadelphia music greats like George Porter Jr., Stanton Moore, Robert Walter and Matt Sutton. The production was handled by fellow Philadelphian Steve Berlin, who initially coerced Ounsworth into the studio despite the front-man's commitment to another side-project, Flashy Python and the Body Snatchers.
"[Steve] said, 'Do you want to make a record?' And I said, 'Maybe,"" Ounsworth remarks in the press release on the experience. "You see, I was just starting to work on the Flashy Python record and was working on other projects as well. Nevertheless, it seemed I had some songs ready to be put forward (most old, some new) and so 'maybe' became 'yes' in relatively short order."
Mo Beauty will be released on October 20 on Anti- Records.
Tracklisting: 1. "Modern Girl (... With Scissors)"
2. "Bones in the Grave"
3. "Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (Song for New Orleans)"
4. "That Is Not My Home (After Bruegel)"
5. "Idiots in the Rain"
6. "South Philadelphia (Drug Days)"
7. "What Fun"
8. "Me and You, Watson"
9. "Obscene Queen Bee #2"
10. "When You've No Eyes"