The Sea and Cake 'Runner' 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.
In advance of The Sea and Cake’s brand new album due in 2018 Thrill Jockey offer two essential albums from the band with printed inner sleeves and download card.
‘Runner’ began as the companion piece to 2011’s ‘The Moonlight Butterfly’ and, using that album’s sonic experimentations as a starting point for a new process of writing and recording, became something completely new. Songs that began as synthesizer experiments in Sam Prekop’s home studio were reimagined by the other members and eventually recorded and mixed by John McEntire at Chicago’s Soma Studios. The result is an album that feels like a private travelogue. Start listening at one place and end up some place else. Cherish the unexpected mysteries around every corner.
Catalogue number: THRILL310LP
Label: Thrill Jockey