The Sea and Cake to release new album, tour, repeat action every two years or so until the world ends

The Sea and Cake to release new album, tour, repeat action every two years or so until the world ends

In the mood for some smooth electro-tinged post-rock with a heavy dollop of breezy pop mixed in to make it all go down nice and easy? Well, then I’ve got just what the doctor ordered: a new full-length from The Sea and Cake titled Runner, due out September 18 on the band’s longtime label, Thrill Jockey, following up on 2011’s mini-album The Moonlight Butterfly (TMT Review). Can’t wait that long? Check out the album’s first single, “Harps,” for a first taste to tide you over:

If the two months until the whole album drops sounds like a struggle, though, you might want to take a stroll through The Sea and Cake’s back catalog, which Thrill Jockey is currently in the process of reissuing as part of their 20th anniversary celebration. 1995‘s Nassau and 1997’s The Fawn are already available, with the remainder of their 90s and early 00s output coming soon (check out 1995’s The Biz in particular, my personal favorite).

Following the release of the new album, Sam Prekop and co. will be hitting the road to play live in big cities and college towns across the US and Canada. The longtime group of musicians are consummate professionals and their live shows are always stellar, so make sure and catch them when they roll through your town this fall, especially if you’re a fan of breathy vocals, which they know how to BRING.


10.17.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge
10.18.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
10.19.12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
10.20.12 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10.21.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
10.22.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10.23.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.24.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10.25.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10.27.12 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10.28.12 - St. Louis, MO - Luminary Center
10.29.12 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
10.30.12 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
11.01.12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Stop
11.02.12 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11.03.12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11.04.12 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11.05.12 - Arcata, CA - Jambalaya
11.08.12 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
11.09.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11.10.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
11.11.12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.14.12 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

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