VIDEO PREMIERE: WILL SPROTT “MY NAME” (MEM. SHANNON AND THE CLAMS)
Will Sprott is the keyboardist for Shannon and the Clams and the creator of this garage-y little song from his new solo album Ten Fingers. “My Name” comes bearing some Lee Hazlewood-style gunslinger gravitas and a few flashes of subliminal menace, too, which makes a nice match for the bristly video—expertly curated and edited by La Luz’s Shana Cleveland—and the surprise cameo by Smokey The Bear! (Spoiler alert?) Ten Fingers is out today on Burger and Sprott’s own Hairdo Records, and you can get one for yourself here! He’ll be performing at the Love Song on Nov. 8, but he’ll be hitting Europe and more—like the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theatre!—with the Clams next month. Full credits, tour dates and bio info below!
photo by shana cleveland
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS SHOWS
Oct. 7-Naples, Italy-We’re Loud Fest
Oct. 9-London, UK-Dome Tufnell Park
Oct. 10-Paris, France-Petit Bain
Oct. 12-Benidorm, Spain-Funtastic Dracula Carnival
Oct. 20-Palm Springs, CA-Vintage Vibe Fest
Oct. 21-Los Angeles, CA-Bob Baker Marionette Theater
WILL SPROTT SHOWS
November 8th at Love Song Bar in Los Angeles,
Ten Fingers is the new album by Los Angeles artist Will Sprott. It is ten new songs written during a period of life floating around the West Coast from Oakland, to Seattle, Portland, the Sierra Foothills and on down to Los Angeles. It’s ten green fingers with pink fingernails extending from the murk of human brain. It’s ten digital probes reaching out, trying to touch reality.
Will Sprott released his first solo album, Vortex Numbers, in 2015 and has been traveling nearly constantly ever since. Between tours behind his solo work, as the keyboard player in Shannon and the Clams, bass player in Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles, and road factotum of La Luz, he gathered some friends in a basement on a couple separate occasions to record the songs he’d been stashing away in notebooks and phone recordings. Marian Li Pino, Shana Cleveland (both from La Luz), Cody Blanchard (Shannon and the Clams), Jacob Jaffe, Kristian Garrard and Ola Hungerford are the other musicians on these recordings. Ten Fingers was recorded in a tinsel-fringed basement in West Seattle by engineer Johnny Goss. Artist Peggy Noland supplied the cover art.