The Sea And Cake deliver an album with the freshness and energy of a new band, and the ease and musicianship that can only come with experience. 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 unique. Songs that began as synthesizer experiments in Sam Prekop's home studio were re-imagined 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.
The Sea and Cake
Out now via Thrill Jockey Records
1. On and On
3. A Mere
4. The Invitations
6. Harbor Bridges
7. New Patterns
8. Neighbors and Township
10. The Runner
Full European Tour Dates:
Tue 26-Feb Berlin, Germany - Hebbel Am Ufer 2
Wed 27-Feb Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Thu 28-Feb Prague, Czech Republic - Meetfactory
Fri 1-Mar Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
Sat 2-Mar Munich, Germany - Milla
Sun 3-Mar Zurich, Switzerland - Theater Gessneralle/Stall 6
Mon 4-Mar Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
Tue 5-Mar Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
Wed 6-Mar London, UK - Scala
Sat 25-May Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
Sat 1-Jun Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera Sound Festival
More live to be announced for May soon...
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.