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New Music: The Sea and Cake – “Harps”

on July 26, 2012, 12:30pm

 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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