This Just In: Gone By The Dawn

Shannon & The Clams’ Dreams In The Rat House was one of my favorite albums of 2013. It lived in my car for months, and I definitely got caught by other drivers multiple times while belting out the songs at stop lights. Their music is the perfect melding of 60’s-style jangle pop/rock and almost-R&B, with warm, lo-fi production, interesting percussion, and legit, “give it all you got” performance. Their new album, Gone By The Dawn, follows up Rat House and delivers those same traits that make Shannon & The Clams so great. And, as with Rat House, Gone By The Dawn gets better (and entices you to sing along more) with every listen. If you hear some loud, off-key weirdo singing funny lyrics at a stop light in the near future, you can bet it’s me jamming out with my clam out (sorry, I absolutely had to make that joke). Take a listen to a track below, and scoop up some titles from this week’s in-stock list! -MLE

Shannon & The Clams – Gone By The Dawn LP
Listen: “Corvette”
“Gone by the Dawn, the newest Shannon and the Clams album, is their best work to date. The music is complex, the lyrical content is emotionally raw and honest, and the production is the strangest it’s ever been. The album was written as one member was recovering from a serious breakup and another was deep in one. The lyrics reflect it, and the entire album is dripping with sadness, pain, and introspection. Gone by the Dawn was recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and produced by Sonny Smith.” -Hardly Art


Listen ’til dawn – new releases, reissues and restocks…

Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP, This Is All Yours 2LP
Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin LP, Everything All The Time LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beach House – Bloom 2LP; Depression Cherry LP
Beirut – No No No LP*, CD*
Blur – 13 LP, Leisure LP
Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk LP
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP
Coldplay – Parachutes LP
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 2LP
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
Depeche Mode – Ultra LP, Violator LP
Empress Of – Me LP*
Faith No More – Sol Invictus CD
FKA twigs – EP2 12″
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes 2LP
Frank Sinatra – Ultimate Sinatra 2LP, Watertown LP
Future Islands – Singles LP
Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls 3LP, The Number Of The Beast LP
J Dilla – Ruff Draft 2LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
John Coltrane – Giant Steps LP
Low – Ones & Sixes 2LP*
Micachu & The Shapes – Good Sad Happy Bad LP*
Monophonics – Sound of Sinning LP
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff LP
Mumford & Sons – Babel LP, Sigh No More LP
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton CD+Hat
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere LP
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
Nirvana – In Utero 2013 Mix 2LP
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Patti Smith – Horses LP
Pavement – Watery, Domestic EP 12”
Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP
Pixies – Best Of: Wave Of Mutilation 2LP; Bossanova LP; Come On Pilgrim LP; Doolittle LP
Prince – Dirty Mind LP, Purple Rain LP
Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black 2LP
Purity Ring – Shrines LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork 2LP
Radiohead – In Rainbows LP
Ratatat – LP4 LP; Magnifique LP
Red House Painters – Red House Painters I 2LP
Rush – A Farewell To Kings LP
Shins – Oh, Inverted World LP
Swans – To Be Kind 3LP
Tamaryn – Cranekiss LP
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP
The Doors – S/T LP
The National – Boxer LP; High Violet 2LP; Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
The Postal Service – Give Up LP
Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy 2LP
Vampire Weekend – Contra LP
Washed Out – Within And Without LP
Wilco – Star Wars CD
xx – Coexist LP; S/T LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue