Shannon & The Clams (USA)
Shannon and the Clams is an American, Oakland-based, indie garage punk quartet. 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 also said to love "the music from the 50's oldies to 80's punk".
The band includes Shannon Shaw, who sings and plays bass, Cody Blanchard on guitar, Nate Mahan on drums and Will Sprott on keyboards. 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 latest album, Gone by the Dawn, is described by Still in Rock as "the most beautiful emanation of recent years of what I would call the "culture Elvis Presley".