Fifths of Seven

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Fifths of Seven
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Instrumental
Years active 2005 (2005)
Labels DSA
Associated acts Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Frog Eyes, A Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire to Flames, Esmerine, Cakelk
Members Spencer Krug
Beckie Foon
Rachel Levine

Fifths of Seven was a Canadian instrumental string/piano/accordion trio based in Montreal, Quebec. The band members were Spencer Krug, Beckie Foon, and Rachel Levine (Cakelk).[1] The group's instrumental music combined elements of pop, classical and eastern European music.[2][3]


Fifths of Seven was formed in 1995 in Montreal,[4] Their debut album, Spry from Bitter Anise Folds, was recorded in Montreal at Breakglass Studio and released in 2005.[2][5] This was the only album recorded by the group.[6]


Spry from Bitter Anise Folds
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Studio album by Fifths of Seven
Released August 22, 2005 (US)
Recorded 2004
Genre Instrumental
Length 46:17
Label DSA
Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10) 30 Jun 2005
PopMatters(7/10) 12 Dec 2005
  • Spry from Bitter Anise Folds (LP), 2005
    1. "Rosa Centifolia" - 5:33
    2. "Sweet Grace for Devious" - 5:53
    3. "Out from Behind the Rigid Bellows" - 6:49
    4. "Waiting" - 2:58
    5. "Coeur, Arteries and Veins" - 4:58
    6. "Echoes from a Wandered Path" - 5:47
    7. "For You Alone in the Smoldering City" - 9:42
    8. "Bless Our Wandering Dreamers" - 4:37


  1. ^ "Fifths of Seven Spry From Bitter Anise Folds". Pitchfork, Matthew Murphy June 29, 2005
  2. ^ a b "Fifths of Seven Spry from Bitter Anise Folds". Exclaim!, By Chris Whibbs Sep 01, 2005
  3. ^ "Dissected: Spencer Krug". Consequences of Sound, Drew Litowitz on April 11, 2012,
  4. ^ "How Saltland Made a Gorgeous Cello Album About Climate Change". Observer, By Justin Joffe • 04/11/2017
  5. ^ "Fifths of Seven Spry From Bitter Anise Folds". Pop Matters, Kenneth Yu 11 December 2005
  6. ^ "Moonface: Option Paralysis". Magnet Magazine, 2011/09/22

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