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The Moonlight Butterfly


Download links and information about The Moonlight Butterfly by The Sea And Cake. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 33:22 minutes.

Artist: The Sea And Cake
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 6
Duration: 33:22
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No. Title Length
1. Covers 5:05
2. Lyric 5:33
3. The Moonlight Butterfly 4:05
4. Up On the North Shore 3:59
5. Inn Keeping 10:24
6. Monday 4:16



Emerging from Chicago’s 1990s indie-rock scene, the Sea and the Cake displayed a sense of songcraft that their post-rock brethren either lacked or didn’t care about. The foursome has recorded several fine albums, and has stuck with its original lineup, including frontman Sam Prekop, a singer with an appealing, low-key voice. The band’s jazz-tinged sound has changed little over the years, but 2011’s The Moonlight Butterfly is both fresh and vital. The opener, “Covers,” rides a Krautrock beat courtesy of drummer John McEntire, who also recorded the album. Prekop’s and Archer Prewitt’s guitar and keyboard layerings provide a textured bed for the vocals, and Eric Claridge’s bass delights with its propulsive melodicism. It’s a blissful five minutes. The title cut surprises: somehow this pulsing synth instrumental fits in nicely here. “Up On the North Shore” is super-fine, the sort of offering that would be a hit in a better world, while the soft-rock mellow “Monday” entrances. “Inn Keeping” takes up almost a third of the album, but you would never know it. The lengthy track simply comes off like another one of the band’s catchy and well-crafted songs