Shannon and the Clams is an indie garage punk quartet based in Oakland, California. Known for a vintage sound that incorporates elements of doo-wop, classic R&B, garage psych, and surf, Shannon and the Clams has drawn comparisons to both Buddy Holly and 1960s girl groups. They are also said to love “music from ’50s oldies to ’80s punk”. The band includes vocals from bassist Shannon Shaw, guitarist Cody Blanchard, and keyboardist Will Sprott, along with drums by Nate Mahan. Shaw and Blanchard met at the California College of the Arts, where they began performing together. Shaw is also a member of queercore punk outfit Hunx and His Punx. Shannon and the Clams’ debut album, I Wanna Go Home, was released in 2009. In 2011, the group followed up with their sophomore effort, Sleep Talk. Their third album, Dreams in the Rat House, was released in May 2013. Their album, Gone by the Dawn, is described by Still in Rock as “the most beautiful manifestation in recent years of what I would call the ‘Elvis Presley culture'”. Released in 2018, Onion was Shannon and the Clams’ first release on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label. Auerbach also produced the album.

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