If my younger self could see me interviewing Cindy Lawson from The Clams in the future, she’d high five me. It was great to hear about her upcoming album New Tricks releasing on May 20 with a release party at HiFi Hair and Records on May 22.
Cindy talked about how she and the music scene have changed since her days with The Clams, applauding the diversity of bands playing around Minneapolis now and the confidence of those bands to wear what they want, sing what they want, do what they want. That is something Cindy embraces as well – wearing fishnets and being girly because it’s what she wants to do and playing songs that still have that retro bad girl sound but with a message that empowers that recognizes and empowers the good and bad girl in each of us.
Can’t wait until everyone can hear her new songs; I suspect her show on May 6 at the Turf Club (with Willie Wisely and the Scarlet Goodbye).
We also heard songs about water; you can hear the aspirational list on our Spotify playlist or check out the more accurate list below:
|Cindy Lawson||The Devil’s in the Details||New Tricks – EP|
|Hope Country||River||Hope Country|
|The Melismatics||Short Wave||The Future Is History|
|Bad Posture Club||Orange Thunder||A Place Between|
|Davina & The Vagabonds||I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water||Nicollet and Tenth|
|Alpha Consumer||Storms Coming (Sleep Tight)||Gary Victorsen’s|
|Lavendar Daughter||Voodoo Summer|
|POLIÇA||Sea Without Blue||When We Stay Alive|
|Turn Turn Turn||Delaware Water Gap||Can’t Go Back|
|Craig Finn||A Bathtub in the Kitchen||I Need a New War|
|Nur-D||Black Wizard Wave||Black Wizard Wave – Single|
|Black Diet||Puddle Jumpers||The Good One|
|The Twilight Hours||Rain||Black Beauty|
|Ondara||Shower Song||Folk n’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation|
|Porcupine||Cliff Diver||The Trouble With You|
|Willie Wisely||Raincan 9||Raincan (Remastered Bonus Track Version)|
|Gramma’s Boyfriend||Little Lightning||Perm|
|Creeping Charlie||when it rains in LA||How to Kill Creeping Charlie|
|Mary Bue||The Riverman||The World Is Your Lover|
|Bathtub Cig||I’ll Make You Want Me||Night Blindness|