Our beloved kings and queen of trash rock and doo-wop hybrid Shannon and the Clams released “Rip Van Winkle,” the first single off their upcoming Hardly Art release, Dreams in Rat House (coming May 21).
The song, which features back-up by Magic Trick's Noelle Cahill, is again the perfect blend of garage pop and beachy surf punk a la the Trashwomen, and has that cool hiccuping guitar effect kicking off the hip-shaking, foot-stomping, hand-clappy new track. As expected, chainsaw vocalist-bassist Shannon Shaw's distinctive pipes stand out above all else. This all just serves to further excite us for the release of Dreams in Rat House.
Check the new song HERE.
Shaw, vocalist-bassist Cody Blanchard (King Lollipop), and drummer Ian Amberson also this week announced a tour with fellow Bay Area favorite, Mikal Cronin, which takes the bands through SXSW and back. Unfortunately that schedule does not yet include a local show upon return, though that can't be far behind, right? (Alas, Shannon and the Clams plays its SXSW kickoff last night at Elbo Room.)
While the new album has yet to produce an official video, this seems like a good time revisit the Shannon and the Clams mini movies we've loved since the beginning (many directed by Shaw's brother, Dan), way back when we just knew of Shaw as of Hunx's Punkettes, and after the devotion solidified with 2010's glorious Ruin Christmas EP and 2011's Sleep Talk LP (1-2-3-4 Go!):
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