OR   Search for Artist/Title    Advanced Search
 
you are not logged in...  [login] 
All Reviews    Edit This Review     
Review: 'SEA AND CAKE, THE'
'Any Day'   

-  Label: 'Thrill Jockey Records'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '11th May 2018'

Our Rating:
Something of a Chicago institution, The Sea And Cake have been in existence for the best part of two decades. However, since the band's members being busy on other projects, their 11th full length collection is their first in six years.

Beginning with the breezy confidence of Cover The Mountain and concluding with reassuring cosiness of These Falling Arms, it feels like they've never been away.

It is the first album recorded as the trio of Sam Prekop, guitarist Archer Prewitt and Tortoise drummer John McEntire. It was written and recorded following the departure of bassist Eric Claridge.

Synthesized studio trickery is kept to a minimum and replaced by organic analogue sounds of real instruments. Nick Macri guests on double bass and Paul Von Mertens (a frequent collaborator with Brian Wilson) plays flute and clarinet.

The ten elegantly arranged, globally inspired indie pop songs effortlessly combine playful shifts in texture, sophisticated Krautrocky rhythms and quirky lyrics that could mean anything you want them to (the press releases talks hopefully of Prekop's words having a "cumulative meaning!).

Needless to say, none of this is intended as a fashion statement or win over a youthful audience. The green vinyl version is a bit of a giveaway since the 38-minute LP offers a kind of Dad Pop with tunes that weary nine-to-fivers wish jabbering deejays would play while your on their dull commute.

  author: Martin Raybould

[Show all reviews for this Artist]

READERS COMMENTS    10 comments still available (max 10)    [Click here to add your own comments]

There are currently no comments...
----------



SEA AND CAKE, THE - Any Day
SEA AND CAKE, THE - Any Day