February 2nd, 2018


Shannon & The Clams debut their new music video for “Backstreets” via Consequence of Sound, which says, “the track itself is filled with dusty glam, a spaghetti western written as much for Oakland’s darker alleys as the neon lights of downtown Nashville.” You can watch it below. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Onion, due February 16 via Easy Eye Sound.

The band also provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making and influences behind their latest single in an interview with COS, and added: “‘Backstreets’ has had a tumultuous existence. It was one of the last things we wrote for the record. It had a completely different hook at first and nobody liked it except our keyboard player Will and we tabled it, but Will saw promise there and really wanted it to make the album. At the final rehearsals before leaving for Nashville, he suggested we just keep the verses and mash the song together with this other glammy hook I had written (the half-time ‘takin’ the backstreets…’ part) that needed verses to go with it and we all loved the weird combo.”

Read Shannon & The Clams interview with Consequence of Sound here.

Shannon & The Clams are newly confirmed for 2018’s Panorama Music Festival, which will be held the weekend of July 27 on Randall’s Island in New York City. The band will perform on Sunday, July 29, and tickets for the festival can be found here.

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