Over the last decade, Shannon and her chief collaborator, guitarist Cody Blanchard, have released six albums of Bay Area vintage garage-rock. Shannon & The Clams current incarnation includes Nate Mahan on drums and Will Sprott on keyboards, and their live show has developed a zealous following that craves their particular authenticity and innovation on classic sounds.
Their most recent album, Year of the Spider, was released in the late summer of 2021 on Dan Auerbach’s (The Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound. The record rages against death and disease with the power of a thousand angry Ronettes. Songs like “All Of My Cryin’,” “Mary, Don’t Go,” and “Year Of The Spider,” pulse with girl-group elegance and punk ferocity. On a Clams record, you always get both.