Cannibal Sea

The Essex Green

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MRG278 | Release Date 2006

The third full-length from this Brooklyn collective features songs that draw on themes of travel, exploration, and the desire for a quiet niche amid the pressures of big city living. The characters show a yearning to break free from the boundaries of city life (the cannibal sea), to escape the darkness and fatigue and move on to a lighter-hearted setting surrounded by water, replete with the spray of the sea and the lilting of a boat. Listening to this is like opening a songbook of classic pop. The twelve songs incorporate country-rock traces of The Byrds, the Greenwich Village balladry of Fred Neil, and the acoustic pop harmonizing of The Mamas And The Papas. Add the pure pop perfection of The Monkees, and mix with more modern traces of The Shins, The Hidden Cameras, and Jens Lekman, and you have a recipe for a sound that's timeless without being purely retro. Their strongest and most cohesive album.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play This Isn't Farmlife 04:06 $0.99 Buy
Play Don't Know Why (You Stay) 03:26 $0.99 Buy
Play Penny & Jack 02:53 $0.99 Buy
Play Snakes in the Grass 03:33 $0.99 Buy
Play Rue De Lis 03:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Cardinal Points 04:26 $0.99 Buy
Play Rabbit 02:24 $0.99 Buy
Play Uniform 03:22 $0.99 Buy
Play The Pride 03:13 $0.99 Buy
Play Sin City 02:32 $0.99 Buy
Play Elsinore 03:24 $0.99 Buy
Play Slope Song 03:33 $0.99 Buy

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