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.
1. On and On
3. A Mere
4. The Invitations
6. Harbor Bridges
7. New Patterns
8. Neighbors and Township
10. The Runner
THE SEA AND CAKE TOUR DATES:
Sat May 25th Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
Tue May 28th Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
Wed May 29th St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace Theater
Thu May 30th Lyon, France - L'Epicerie Moderne
Sat Jun 1st Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera Sound
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.