The Sea And Cake 'One Bedroom' LP
The Sea and Cake are a band who need very little introduction. In their extensive 25 year career the band have bridged the gap between Brazilian music of the late 1960s, African influenced guitar lines and independent pop. A sound that is entirely distinct, centred around the delicate guitar interplay of Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt, driven by the versatile rhythms of bassist Eric Claridge and drummer John McEntire and finally set apart by Prekop’s vocals and obtuse lyrics.
The Sea and Cake’s sixth album ‘One Bedroom’ is back on vinyl, packaged in a high gloss jacket with a free download coupon. ‘One Bedroom’ is elegant pop. Membrane-like layers of electronic tones and delicate synthesizers surround intricately woven guitars. Melodic bass lines punctuate these restrained and complex sounds. Songs are propelled by imaginative percussion lines and shaped by spare warm vocals. Prekop’s lyrical style is poetic as opposed to narrative. Paradoxically, the resulting album of delicate precisely constructed songs sounds effortless. ‘One Bedroom’ is a beautiful collection of creatively constructed and singular pop songs.
Catalogue number: THRILL116LP
Label: Thrill Jockey