Oakland-based garage punk trio Shannon and The Clams are keeping Doo-Wop alive with their most recent release, Gone By The Dawn. Pulling inspiration from artists such as Buddy Holly and The Shirelles, they’ve crafted a unique pairing of raw, unguarded lyrics that long for the promised simplicity of their innocent pop sound.
(Photo above via Nadia Lee Cohen)
Written while two of the members were dealing with serious, long term “Pull-Your-Heart-Out-And-Mail-It-To-The-Other-Person” breakups, Gone By The Dawn contains heartache and vulnerability so personal it’s astonishing they’re able to perform these songs live.
Oh yeah….and they kick surf-rock, garage-psych ass while they’re at it too!
Get your fill of the album’s singles It’s Too Late and Point of Being Right on the new Straw Boss playlist.