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Moonpools & Caterpillars


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Moonpools & Caterpillars was a Filipino American rock band based in California. They have released three albums commercially, Lucky Dumpling (Elektra), The Pink Album, and their final album 12 Songs.

The band was featured in the Disney movie, Wish Upon a Star, released in 1996.

On May 23, 1995, Eastwest/EEG released the major label debut album from Moonpools & Caterpillars. This Glendale, California four piece gives us Lucky Dumpling as their first offering. Lucky Dumpling was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go’s, Judybats, Jeffrey Gaines) and Jeffrey Lesser (Lou Reed, Barbara Streisand) at Bearsville Studios.

Moonpools & Caterpillars lived in Los Angeles and played many a night at the Whiskey-A-Gogo. Lead singer Kimi Ward Encarnacion is known for being a whirling energy blast on stage. Jay Jay Encarnacion gives Moonpools & Caterpillars their distinct guitar sounds, which vary from ethereal chorusing to large, wall of sound distortion. Bassist Tim DePala and drummer Gugut Salgado finish up the line-up as the rhythm section.


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