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.

Tour Dates:

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

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