Shannon and the Clams, “Gremlins Crawl”

Sjimon Gompers

What do you do when Gizmo and friends are spawning in the well? Better call Shannon and the Clams.

Shannon and the Clams premiere the title track from the forthcoming 7″ from Volar Records, taking you for a midnight sleepwalk in the garden of dreams. Keeping the golden era of rock alive and well here in the Bay Area; Shannon has been busy between both playing in Hunx and his Punx and the Clams while guitarist Cody Blanchard's solo as King Lollipop has been seen performing with Volar compadres Uzi Rash. Here on “Gremlins Crawl,” Shannon Shaw & crew bring you an exlusive sound of an era when rock was young but without the re-elected Eisenhower.

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“Gremlins crawling through your bed out of dreams.” The timeless tale of things that go bump in the night get a classic ballad ode fit for a 1950s prom. Unlike the movie franchise where the little monsters favored modern day commodes, Mr. Blanchard takes the lead and explores the sleepy unconscious of fetching a pail of water from a well spring where she finds the gremlin creatures spawning and sharing secrets. Whle the vox guitar plays, the awake world imparts wisdoms of logic and reason leaving Shannon and the gang left with only the option to cover the well with a stone to keep the rascalian creatures from returning.

This single also includes a b-side cover of “White Rabbit” by fellow SF forebearers Jefferson Airplane with Shannon taking on Grace Slick vocal duties. This single is part of a Shanon and the Clams single series through Oakland's 1-2-3-4-Go! Records and Italy's Surfin' Ki that are also releasing “Ozma” b/w “Angel Baby” 7″ and “Ozma” b/w “Muppet Babies” 7″. 1-2-3-4-Go! is also responsible for releasing the group's excellent Sleep Talk LP last year along with a smattering of singles. So don your corsage and button up your boutonniere and ask out that special someone to the dance to “Gremlins Crawl” now.

Shannon and the Clams' new 7″ Gremlins Crawl is slated for release August 17 on Volar Records with pre-order available here. Catch them on their West Coast tour on the following dates through September.

July

28 Oakland, CA, The Continental Club,The Intelligence, Guantanamo Baywatch at
30 The Shanty, Eureka, CA – Lost Luvs

August

1 The Northern, Olympia, WA, the Maxines, Orca Team, Morgan and the Organ Donors – all ages
2 The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Yung Mums, TBA
3 The Funhouse, Seattle, WA, PIZZA FEST 2012! The Yolks , White Wires, Golden Pelicans, The Biz, Grave Babies, Wrong Words
4 Plan B, Portland, OR, SMMR BMMR!! THERAPISTS, MEAN JEANS, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, WHITE WIRES, THE BIZ, GOLDEN PELICANS, THE YOLKS, HOLE IN MY HEAD, WRONG WORDS, KING LOLLIPOP, THE KETAMINES
16 Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA, TRMRS, Lovely Bad Things
17 Alex's Bar, Long Beach, CA, Cosmonauts, The Abigails, BURGER RECORDS DJS!
18 Ken Club, San Diego, CA, Johnny Rad Fest

September

14 San Diego, CA San Diego Music Thing
15 LA Venue, CA,TBD
16 Las Vegas, NV, Neon Reverb

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