Lani here with my DJ pick of the week from Oakland quartet Shannon & the Clams. Their new album Onion is available everywhere now via Dan Auerbach’s label Easy Eye Sound. Similar to their previous music, the lead single “The Boy” features the classic sound the Clams are known for- swooning doo-wop with a tinge of psychedelia. Listen below and let us know what you think!
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. The band proudly claims ’50s oldies and ’80s punk as some of their biggest influences. The band includes vocals from bassist Shannon Shaw, guitarist Cody Blanchard and keyboardist Will Sprott – along with drums by Nate Mahan.