Oakland’s doo-wop punks Shannon and the Clams unleashed their most eloquent statement to date with the release of their 4th album, Gone By The Dawn, last week on Hardly Art Records.  Not only is the limited vinyl on a swirly-whirly green/cream marble wax, but just like all their previous albums, the record is really, really great!


According to Shannon’s interview with Noisey,  both her and guitarist/vocalist Cody Blanchard had gone through some bad breakups from long term relationships while writing this album, and the resulting feelings really pour through. Gone By The Dawn begins in a place of heartbreak and sorrow with songs like “It’s Too Late” and “Point of Being Right,” and by the B-side Shannon Shaw and her clams seem to find happiness (i.e. “Come out of the fog” according to wonderful track “The Bog”), and return to the happy romp we’ve all grown to love.    Other highlights, for us, include: “Telling Myself” where Mr. King Lolipop himself (Blanchard) pulls up our spirits, the joyful jangle of “The Burl,” and the final reflective statement, “You Let Me Rust.” Def a necessary addition to your vinyl collection!  Preview the whole album HERE, or from the player below.


You can catch Shannon and The Clams on Wednesday, September 23rd at the El Rey with stoney-balonies The Memories and and one Hunk of a DJ, Seth Bogart!  Tickets are available HERE.

CONTEST: Cool-Tite fans rejoice!  We have a grip of passes to giveaway to the 9/23 show!  Head over to the Cool-Tite Instagram for info on how you can win a free pair!