News

  • Country Thunder 2013

    We will be playing Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona this year! Yeee haw! We are playing during the day at the College Times stage. Our sets will be on Friday April 12 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Should be a lot of fun!

    Sloan and Joel will be playing a local songwriter show case with several other members from Black Carl, Ladylike, Yellow Minute and many others at Yucca Tap Room on March 29. It's a free show and should start around 8:00pm. 

  • January Show!

    We have a show coming up at Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ on January 26 with our good friends Black Carl and ROAR! It is 21+ (sorry underage dudes and dudettes). Hope you all can make it out.

  • Happy New Year!

    2012 is now behind us. We're ready for the new year. We would like to welcome Jef Wright as our new drummer and congratulate Scott Hall for his promotion to guitar. Several Joel-centric projects made it on the New Times best of lists too which is great. Check out the links below :

    Gospel Claws for "10 Best Things I Heard in 2012" - http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2013-01-03/music/the-10-best-things-i-heard-in-2012/

    The Through & Through Gospel Review for "Best Club Show of 2012" - http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/bestof/2012/award/best-club-show-3167441/

    Samuel L. and the Cool J's for "13 Bands You Need to Hear in 2013" - http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2012/12/samuel_l_and_the_cool_jays.php

  • "I Want It All" on 7" vinyl split with ROAR

    We got to be apart of the advant of the newly established President Gator Records with a baby blue 7" vinyl split with ROAR. It features our song "I Want It All" which will be on the new album and ROAR's song "Dream". You should be able to pick it up at a local (Phoenix area) record store or online at http://presidentgator.bigcartel.com/product/gospel-claws-i-want-it-all

    The proceeds for the record are going to help support Mark Erickson's two wonderful kids in the wake of his passing last month.

  • Banana Gun CD Release Show

    We have a show coming up this Saturday at Sail Inn for Banana Gun CD release. I believe we are playing around 8:45pm inside but come early and stay late for all the good local bands! Hope to see you there.

  • Funding Successful

    Our Kickstarter campaign came to a close last night reaching 113% of our goal at $4,520. Thanks to all our friends, family and fans (the 3 Fs) for helping us making our new album become a reality. It is a huge encouragement to us as we finish up the album. We look forward to fulfilling all the rewards for our backers which includes dinner, drawings of celebrities and voicemail recordings. Stay tuned for more studio footage as we head back in next week to finish up "Put Your Sunshine Away".

  • Lost a Claw

    It's with heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our guitarist, Wesley Hilsabeck. He came to us through the delivery of a box of mail order cookies and leaves to make a home in Portland, OR. We'll miss his great hair, quick wit, and especially those smooth, reverb-soaked leads. We've been able to get half of the new album recorded with Wesley and have recruited Mark Erickson of Colorstore to help us finish it. We're ecstatic to have Mark onboard. (Don't forget to preorder the new album via Kickstarter!) So, our last show with Wesley is Friday, May 25 at Crescent Ballroom with Ladylike and Factories. Come help us say farewell to Wesley and welcome Mark aboard! 

  • Crescent Ballroom Tonight!

    We are headlining tonight at Crescent Ballroom. The show is free so there's no excuse not to go!

  • Recording Session at Flying Blanket

    Just finished up recording and mixing two new songs for our new upcoming full length album. Heading back into the studio in early May to record 3 more brand new songs! Stay tuned...

  • All City Flames

    We had a great time playing with Midnight Vitals, Snake! Snake! Snakes! and Mergence. Here's a clip of our new song All City Flames taken by our very own Lynsay Padilla. We are heading into the studio in the coming months so there will be more to come.

  • Gospel Claws play Crescent Ballroom with Black Carl

    We just can't get enough of the Crescent Ballroom. Tonight we play at 10:00 PM in support of Black Carl's final Record Club release. IAMWE and Wizards of Time will be kicking things off, so don't be afraid to get there early.

  • Club Crawl Oct 1 - Tucson, AZ

    It has been far too long since we have updated this site. We have a show coming up Oct 1 in Tucson. Still aren't sure about the details so stay tuned maybe?