Watch: Chief White Lightning’s Donut Shop Daydream

It’s love at first sight in their new video – but the feeling’s not mutual

Donut dudes: Chief White Lightning (l) and producer Jonas Wilson, who portrays an overbearing donut shop manager in the “Don’t Do That” video (Photo by Sean Patrick Daigle)

In the new video for “Don’t Do That,” Chief White Lightning shows his sweet tooth for a bored and beautiful donut shop clerk. Hearts colliding across the counter, the rocker whisks the glazed babe away from her fried-food purgatory off to a romantic picnic. The only problem? It’s all in his head.

The third single from his eponymous debut finds the musical persona of Josh Logan sprinkling an oldies melody with love-note lyricism. The clever clip, directed by Michael Anthony Gibson, stars actress Laura McNairy – assistant editor of socially progressive skin mag Peach Fuzz – alongside the singer/guitarist. The duo’s chemistry is on point, from their preposterous picnic to the abrupt moment of reality where McNairy smashes a confection into Logan’s face.

Chief White Lightning, who relocated back to Austin from Los Angeles 11 months ago, joins visiting garage-pop favorite Fletcher C. Johnson for a concert at Hotel Vegas on Wednesday – a bill that also features Loteria and Plastique. Chief’s donut shop fantasy premieres here:

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