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Interview: Toby Butler of The Duke Spirit

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The beautiful haunting melodies of the Duke Spirit's new album Neptune broke out at the beginning of this year with the single The Step and the Walk.On that single Liela Moss' voice radiated an eerie joy and her famous tambourine rattle bounced all over the radio waves. The British band traveled all the way to Joshua Tree to record this album. Oddly enough in the middle of the desert, they found themselves writing about the sea.

The Duke Spirit will be playing a show at the Roxy this evening. Guitarist Toby Butler was kind enough to answer my questions. Due to PR restraints I was only allowed five questions. Five! I ask you. How are you supposed to probe into the depths of someone's soul with five questions? It's impossible. Here is what I got.