If any band's past can be called sordid, perhaps it's the Happy Clams'. Frontman and mastermind Paul Pot has been crafting musical ephemera in the East Bay for decades, including twelve years with the Happy Clams. This long overdue debut features lo-fi Velvet Underground drone, freakish Misfits punk rock, and a romantic ode to a second cousin.
At the Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on Apr. 10. 9 p.m., $8