DOWNLOAD: Shannon & the Clams - Rip Van Winkle (MP3)

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Bay Area band Shannon & the Clams will release their new album, Dreams in the Rat House, on May 21 via their label home, Hardly Art. A lover of vintage rock n' roll, R n' B, Shannon (who spent time in Hunx & His Punx and sang on the last Intelligence LP) brings that fun spirit to her own music. Check out "Rip Van Winkle" in MP3 form above.

Shannon will be in Austin next week with most of the music world for SXSW but will then hit the road with Mikal Cronin (whose new album is out on Merge soon). That tour includes a stop at Bowery Ballroom on June 20 and tickets are still available. All tour dates (including SXSW shows), plus album art at track list, are below.

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Shannon & the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Track list:

01. Hey Willy
02. Rip Van Winkle [mp3]
03. Bed Rock
04. Ozma
05. In the River
06. If I Could Count
07. Rat House
08. The Rabbit's Nose
09. Heads or Tails
10. Unlearn
11. Into a Dream
12. I Know

Shannon & the Clams - 2013 SXSW shows:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th
Burger Showcase @ Trailer Space (1401 Rosewood Ave.)
2:30 PM - Shannon & the Clams

THURSDAY, MARCH 14th
Slovenly Showcase @ Legendary White Swan (1906 E 12th St.)
2:00 PM - Shannon & the Clams
Reverberation Appreciation Society presents LEVITATION @ Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St.)
6:45 PM - Shannon & the Clams

FRIDAY, MARCH 15th
Florida's Dying Showcase @ Tillery Park (801 Tillery St.)
1:00 PM - Shannon & the Clams
Hardly Art/Suicide Squeeze Showcase @ The North Door (501 N I H 35) FREE, 18+
11:30 AM - Doors/pizza
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM - Colleen Green
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - Nü Sensae
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Jacuzzi Boys
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Audacity
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Shannon & the Clams
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - The Coathangers

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th
Blundertown/iheartcomix Showcase @ Emo's East
4:00 PM - Shannon & the Clams
Burgermania II @ Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St.)
12:30 AM - Shannon & the Clams

Shannon & the Clams - 2013 Tour Dates
06.06.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
06.07.13 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
06.08.13 - Missoula, MT - Old Beck VFW Post 209 *
06.10.13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
06.11.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
06.16.13 - Montreal, Quebec - La Divan Orange *
06.17.13 - Boston, MA - Great Scott *
06.18.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
06.20.13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
06.21.13 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong *
06.22.13 - Asheville, NC - Emerald Lounge *
06.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
06.24.13 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox *
06.26.13 -Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
06.27.13 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (inside stage) *

* - w/ Mikal Cronin