Manatee Commune – “Clay” (Feat. Marina Price) (Stereogum Premiere)

From the misty forests of the Pacific Northwest comes Manatee Commune, aka Grant Eadie, whose rainy Washington roots do nothing to gloom his breezy, lighthearted instrumentation. Glittering beats vibrate alongside earthy violins in his latest track “Clay,” a burst of tropical summer amidst an unseasonably warm autumn. The track also features the luminous vocals of Marina Price, and when she asks, “Are you busy? Could you meet me for a lemonade?/ I just want you to feel OK,” you’ll instantly ache for your memories of summer. “Clay” is the title track from Manatee Commune’s upcoming 7″, released later this week, but you can (and should) hear it right now.

Manatee Commune is touring the West Coast this month:

The “Clay” 7″ will be released 11/6 on Bastard Jazz. Pre-order it at Bandcamp, where you can also nab a free download.