Shannon & The Clams is a indie garage punk staple that has been around for 12 years, and they’ve just released the music video for their latest release “All Of My Cryin,” set to be on their sixth studio album Year of the Spider. In this video, follow Shannon & The Clams into a tear donation center… that’s right, like the ones where you cry. The video starts by showing tear donors in the donation center as they cry to the catchy guitar and drum lines of Cody Blanchard lamenting all the trying and hurt that goes into finding love. We do after all put ourselves at the mercy of tears as we look for love, do we not?
In come the synth-sounding bells and keys, as we see the tears being taken into a lab where scientist Shannon Shaw mixes them with all sorts of colors, taking us through a visual journey just as colorful as the music we’re listening to. “Will you be here when the morning comes?” sings Blanchard, caught between being vulnerable and protecting her heart from the impending hurt of knowing your person might not be the one you love forever. This of course raises the question, who do we hurt in love?
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The video takes a different turn as the newly colorful tears are used to paint balloons given to a clown to spread joy. In Shannon & The Clam’s new music video, we follow the cycle of sorrow in relation to love and loss. Pulling their inspiration straight from the surf rock of the ’60s, and spinning it with the psychedelic sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators and the like, Shannon & The Clams bring a wind of fresh air to what they write. It makes you feel good about putting your heart on the line, the hurt only a passing feeling before we get handed those colorful balloons and get to smile again.
Photo Credit Marisa Rose Ficara