I'm not sure this is the right section for Shannon and the Clams but felt I had to share this wonderful voice of Shannon Shaw.
I discovered her through Mojo magazine after reading a small article on her and decided to listen to her. What an amazing voice she has. Definitely one for the future.
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. They also said to love "the music from the 50's oldies to 80's punk".
The band includes vocals from bassist Shannon Shaw, guitarist Cody Blanchard, and keyboardist Will Sprott - along with drums by Nate Mahan. 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 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'".