The legends that are THE SEA AND CAKE play London’s Scala.
Micro-pop, post-rock, avant-garde – Chicago’s The Sea and Cake could slip into any of these categories, but they’re not a one-size-fits-all kinda band, and the fact that they can navigate smooth passage between genres is down to their embracing of playful experimentation.
Here is a band whose drummer plays in Tortoise, whose members paint, take photographs and write comic books, a foursome who cite The Velvet Underground, Sublime Frequencies and D’Angelo as influences, and you can hear traces of them all if you listen hard enough…
“What moves me is somewhat elusive, and I get glimpses of it, and that’s what keeps me working,” says singer and guitarist Sam Prekop. “What it is, I’m not sure, but I’m attracted to an unexpected, rare, damaged beauty.”
Live, the band switch the sometimes placid nature of the recorded music with cranked volume and immediacy. We now have more reasons than usual to look forward to the arrival of spring.
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