What Our Enemies Know

by Minor Moon

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    Limited edition lathe cut 7" on clear vinyl. Each copy comes with a comic drawn by Minor Moon's Sam Cantor and a free download of "What Our Enemies Know", their newest EP.

    A. So Composed
    B. Weird How We Float

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"What a perfect way to start the 2016 listening season. Chicago’s Minor Moon have a gentle, complex, and brooding approach to indie rock. It feels at once like the best of 1960s rock, as the genre moved into psychedelia from heavy blues, and like the best modern indie rock." - Berkeley Place

"The core of [So Composed] gives the impression of forlorn Americana, but the special touch revolves around the warm hook of the chorus; it offers up a slightly different spin, enabling listeners to digest the careful craftsmanship." - Austin Town Hall

"'So Composed’ is a smooth and stylish infusion of laid-back indie with elements of jazz and airy Americana. Stellar pop-craft enhanced further with peppered brass, dripping keys and soulful vocals; rather great by any estimation." - Barry Gruff

"the track “Weird How We Float,” a sweeping-yet-maudlin tune that will lure in fans of Father John Misty’s musical oeuvre." - Magnet Magazine

"like a sinister sounding Cat Stevens" - Midwest Record

“’So Composed’ is reminiscent of Procol Harum or The Band working their way through a set of Lambchop covers." - Nooga

"One listen will tell you that Cantor’s music holds magical powers." - The Revue

"Cantor created songs that blend and morph into each other in such a delicate and beautiful way, you cannot help but feel so much for these songs." - Selective Memory

"The brainchild of songwriter, Sam Cantor, Minor Moon’s sound combines the soul-stylings of Van Morrison with psychedelic Southern rock-feel of My Morning Jacket. The five songs of What Our Enemies Know flow together seamlessly demonstrating excellent pacing and builds." - Surviving the Golden Age

"With its atmospheric sound and deliberate beat, ["Weird How We Float"] conjures up a feeling of dreaminess as well as a certain sense of unease." - The Vinyl District

"["Safe Dreams"] is a lush, vivid song somewhere between the classic sound of Neil Young and Van Morrison and contemporary folk-rock from the likes of Grizzly Bear." -Wake The Deaf

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released January 20, 2017

Sam Cantor: vocals, guitar
Michael Downing: bass, vocals
Colin Drozdoff: Wurlitzer, organ, piano, tenor saxophone
Nathan Bojko: Drums
also featuring Nick Drozdoff: Trumpet

Recorded by Erik Rasmussen (Decade Studios, Chicago) and Sam Cantor (at home in Chicago)
Additional recording by Nick Drozdoff
Mixed by Dave Vettraino at Public House Sound Recordings with Sam Cantor
Mastered by Greg Obis at Chicago Mastering Service

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Minor Moon Chicago, Illinois

Minor Moon is a songwriting project of Sam Cantor, a musician based in Chicago, IL. Minor Moon’s upcoming EP, What Our Enemies Know, demonstrates both discipline and experimentation while exploring themes of alienation, ghosts, lightness and affirmation. Minor Moon also features Nathan Bojko on drums, Michael Downing on bass, and Colin Drozdoff on keyboards. ... more

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Track Name: So Composed
Well, the whole time it was coming apart
yeah, the whole time it was coming apart
you were not alone
no, you were not alone
yeah, the whole time it was coming apart

And all your ghosts
stay so composed
while your figure flows
beyond control

Well, the whole time you were making it up
yeah, the whole time you were making it up
they were coming closer
yeah, they were coming in close
yeah, the whole time you were making it up

And all your ghosts
they’re so composed
oh, how they float
beyond control

When they’re on your back
honey, don’t you react
‘cause the savviest attack
won’t leave you intact

Well, the whole time you were feeling alone
yeah, the whole time you were feeling alone
they were all around
yeah, they were all around
yeah, the whole time you were feeling alone

Yes all those ghosts
no, they won’t repose
you can feel them pull you
beyond control

When they’re on your back
now honey, don’t you react
‘cause the savviest attack
won’t leave you intact

Now how do you shout
when they’re in your house
and as your plea is loud
well now as fast they’ll pounce?

...
Track Name: Weird How We Float
From dreams like a knife
I woke with a fever
shaken from rest
by impregnable haze
rise in the dark
for ice from the kitchen
ice from the kitchen

Well, my body’s no waste
but it’s surely no temple
more like a light
vessel unmoored
glass filling up
under the faucet
under the faucet

As I feel what our enemies know
It’s weird how we float,
how we float

When it’s torn away
they’ll all safely shudder
I think that they care
But they love what we lack
With each passing breath
The water is rising
The water is rising

As I feel what our enemies know
Yeah, it’s weird how we float
How we float

As I feel what our enemies know
It’s weird how we float
How we float
As I feel what our enemies know
Yeah, it’s weird how we float
How we float
Track Name: Safe Dreams
Safe Dreams

You can wait for the cold to subside
but you’ve gotta make warmth when the windows are broken
and you can take all the time you would like to
but you’ll still be shaking when they finally get to you

Will you break?

Will you take off your last good disguise
you can’t fake it as well as you once did
and you can wake any time you would like
but your safe dreams will end as they always do

Will you break?
Track Name: Rage, Doubt, Change
I feel what all our enemies know
I bloom with the flower of shame
and the fear in my heart makes our enemies grow
in rage and in doubt and in change

Now open wide, and open slow
with your steely, towering frame
but the greatest form’s an unending flow
of rage and doubt and change

So hold me long and hold me slow
both because and in spite of our shape
yes and hold me as we overflow
in rage and in doubt and in change
yes and hold me and don’t let me go
in rage and in doubt and in change
Track Name: I Don't Know How You Will Be
Acclaim the chorus in your eyes
and your name still takes me by surprise
and I don’t know how you will be
I don’t know how you will be

Oh, I frame my image by your side
with our pain and shadows intertwined
and I don’t know how you will be
I don’t know how you will be

Oh remain, the power of your neck
and the waning and rising of your breath
and I don’t know how you will be
I don’t know how you will be

Acclaim, the crumbling parapet
the refrain is rippling ‘round our heads
yeah, I don’t know how you will be
I don’t know how you will be