Kendall Street Company Shares ‘Shanti The Dolphin’ Video


Charlottesville-based band Kendall Street Company released an animated video for “Shanti The Dolphin.” The song appears on the group’s recently issued The Nautical Aquatical album.

Kendall Street Company has been keep busy during the pandemic by streaming live and archival videos and playing a handful of socially distant concerts. Additionally, the band was tapped by the visitors bureau in their hometown to produce a video for their own fan favorite “Space For Days.”

The Nautical Aquatical is a coastal-themed album that “takes listeners on an underwater journey as it chronicles the lives of subaquatic friends Shanti The Dolphin, Stanley the Oyster, Stephen the Manly Clam, and Ernie the Eel,” as per press materials. “What started as a silly song about my five-year-old niece’s favorite statue of ‘Shanti the Dolphin’ in Virginia Beach (pictured at the end of the video and above), ended up taking on a life of its own,” noted Kendall Street Company electric guitarist Ben Laderberg. “The result is a rock-fueled underwater odyssey featuring a well-intentioned dolphin leading an increasingly seedy lifestyle.”

Watch the “Shanti The Dolphin” video, animated by Sam Dixon, below:

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