The Sea and Cake Announce LP ‘Runner’ & Release First Single
The Sea and Cake have announced their upcoming LP, Runner, to be released September 18th via Thrill Jockey Records. 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.
The Sea and Cake will be embarking on a North American Fall Tour – see all dates and ticket links below.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Thrill Jockey will be hosting a concert series and re-issuing a slew of LPs including four from The Sea and Cake. More info is available here.
Runner began as the companion piece to 2011’s mini-album, 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 like “Harps” 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.
Sam Prekop explains more about the making of Runner here.
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.
10/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
10/22 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/26 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre Ballroom
10/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center
10/29 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
11/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Stop
11/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/05 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
11/06 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya
11/07 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
11/09 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/13 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
11/14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Trees