As the music world retreated into a cocoon in the midst of the COVID pandemic, a crack team of funk musicians emerged from their chrysalis as BTTRFLY Quintet. Featuring members of Lettuce and Big Gigantic alongside Pretty Lights and Break Science collaborators, the supergroup has made its studio debut with its first-ever single, “Coast”. The song will serve as the title track to the band’s album out on November 4th.
Comprised of Adam Deitch (drums, Lettuce), Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet, Lettuce), Borahm Lee (keyboards/producer, Break Science/Pretty Lights), Dominic Lalli (saxophonist/producer, Big Gigantic), and Hunter Roberts (bassist/visual artist, Break Science), BTTRFLY Quintet combines the group’s shared resume of jazz and funk knowledge. On “Coast”, the horn section of Benny and Lalli recalls the throwback-funk stylings of Lettuce while the rock-solid rhythm section of Deitch and Roberts helps break new sonic ground.
BTTRFLY Quintet made its debut with a hometown show at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in November 2020 to a socially distanced crowd of 35 people. Since then, the group has spread its wings with select performances including another local concert at Denver’s immersive art experience Meow Wolf as well as a set at Brainquility Festival at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL back in February.
Stream the debut single from BTTRFLY Quintet, “Coast”, below or on your preferred platform. The band will host a Coast album release party on November 4th at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver. Tickets are on sale here. Full-show videos of the group’s debut at Cervantes’ as well as its Meow Wolf show are available on YouTube.
BTTRFLY Quintet – “Coast”
BTTRFLY Quintet – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO –11/6/20
BTTRFLY Quintet – Meow Wolf – Denver, CO –2/10/22