Shannon and the Clams, the ridiculously fun Oakland garage-pop outfit helmed by Shannon Shaw and Cody Blanchard, has a new label. For the group's new album, out May 21, they'll be moving to Hardly Art, the Sub Pop imprint that's also home to Hunx and His Punx, The Sandwitches, and Seapony. The next release from Shannon and the Clams will be called Dreams in the Rat House, and if first single "Rip Van Winkle" is any indication -- you can hear it below -- we can expect more of the agile, achingly tuneful retro-pop this band is known for. Having just seen them a couple of weeks ago, we can testify that their live show is tops: full of charisma, precision, and incredible sonics from Shaw, Blanchard, and drummer Iam Amberson.
Here's "Rip Van Winkle":
Shannon and the Clams are heading to SXSW; their next local show is Tuesday, March 26, at the Knockout with Paint Fumes, Las Ardillas, Los Vigilantes, and DJ Big Nate.