Two fifths of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah leave the band

Tyler Sargent and Robbie Guertin will play their final show with the band at the CBGB Festival

Both Tyler Sargent and Robbie Guertin of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced their plans to leave the band.

Bassist Sargent and multi-instrumentalist Guertin broke the news via the band’s website,, in two separate posts.

The band’s free show as part of the CBGB Festival tomorrow (July 7) in New York’s Times Square will be the last time that the current line-up ever plays together. The Hold Steady, Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Superchunk will also play the event.


Guertin announced his plans to leave the band earlier this week, writing: “Being a member of Clap has been an incredible experience, but I have decided to move on and see what’s next. I will continue to make music with my other band, Radical Dads, pursue miscellaneous artistic endeavors, and also grow some vegetables. I am excited to see what else might come my way. Maybe some tomatoes?”

Sargent revealed his own plans earlier today, explaining: “I am very proud of what this band has accomplished over the past eight years, and I will miss playing with such talented musicians. I wish Alec, Sean and Lee the best of luck with whatever CYHSY does in the future.”

He continued: “I wish Robbie the best of luck with his musical and horticultural endeavors. As for me, I am currently in the process of forming a presidential exploratory committee for 2016.”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah released their third album, ‘Hysterical’, in 2011.