From the Forest to the Sea is the fifth full-length recording by Southeast Engine, released in 2009 on Misra Records. The band recorded the album almost entirely live to analog tape in the abandoned auditorium of a middle school from the 19th century.
The album has been met mostly with critical praise. Review collation website Metacritic currently has From the Forest to the Sea listed at a weighted average of 84 percent.
This was the last album to feature keyboardist Michael Lachman; he was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Billy Matheny after his departure.