One of the highlights of our Treefort showcase was hearing Bellingham's Manatee Commune fill Woodland Empire Brewery with bright, lush, swelling layers upon layers of sound. When I got home, I received Manatee Commune's new album Brush and was impressed to hear how well Grant Eadie captured the live sounds to recording. Moreover, I've kept album track "White Smoke" in particular on repeat since then.
Fortunately, Manatee Commune shared "White Smoke" with earth today. Take ten seconds and you'll see what I mean about the production value. Marina Price's guest vocals, the swimming pool plunge drop at :19 and comforting vibes of the whole track should have Brush's May 1 release date on your calendar. Manatee Commune plays at Neumo's on April 23 for the album release party.