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New Music: The Sea and Cake – “Harps”

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     New Music: The Sea and Cake   Harps

    On September 18th, The Sea and Cake will release their tenth full-length, Runner, via Thrill Jockey. Today, the Chicago collective dropped the album’s first single, “Harps”, a delicate, synth-layered slice of meditative indie rock.

    “I was interested in writing songs that started not with guitar but with synthesizer and sequencer ideas,” frontman Sam Prekop explains. “On “Harps” for instance, that melody and structure could not have happened if I hadn’t played off the sequencer right at the beginning. Having the pieces start in my home studio, I became quite cavalier with them, painting with a new fat sloppy brush. The songs were feeling pleasantly out of control and I was hearing music unlike other material I had come up with before.”

    In support of Runner, The Sea and Cake will hit the road this October, starting in Toronto, ON on the 18th and wrapping up in Dallas, TX on November 15th. Consult the full itinerary below.

    The Sea and Cake 2012 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 @ Cannery Row
    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 Theatre
    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 Bar
    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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