Manatee Commune – “Clay” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Manatee Commune is the project of Grant Eadie. Eadie makes bright, bouncy bedroom electro that will certainly put a smile on your face. His last offering, this past February’s Thistle EP, was an absolute joy to listen to, mixing chillwave vibes with bouyant beats, playful synths, and 8-bit video game-like sounds as naturally as the lush, varied greenery surrounding him in the Pacific Northwest. “Clay” was a standout track from the EP, and today it receives the visual treatment.

The song itself is as refreshing as the lemonade Marina Price mentions in the chorus. The video, directed by Matt Morgan and Eno Freedman Brodmann and produced by NYC’s Yacht Club Films, is a cute story of a woman trying to thaw out her lover who’s frozen solid. She spends an entire day trying everything she can think of — putting him in the oven, spit roasting him over NYC sewer steam, chiseling him, blow-drying him — but nothing works. She finally decides to embrace the cold at the end as she leans for a smooch leaving them both frozen in a blissful kiss. Watch.

Tour dates:

04/19 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
04/20 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout *
04/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
04/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *
04/23 San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall *
04/27 Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
04/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ Alexander *
05/07 Eugene, OR @ University of Oregon

* with Blackbird Blackbird & Chad Valley

The Thistle EP is out now on Bastard Jazz.