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THE SEA AND CAKE - NASSAU VINYL (LTD. ED. 2LP 1 TRANSPARENT GREEN/1 TRANSPARENT BLUE RE-ISSUE)

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2017 VINYL RE-ISSUE ON LIMITED EDITION 2LP 1 TRANSPARENT GREEN/ 1 TRANSPARENT BLUE

Release Date: 22nd September 2017

 

Vinyl re-issue of this cult band's second album pressed on coloured vinyl for the first time! The Sea and Cake are an indie-rock band with wide ranging influences from jazz slowcore post-rock and even Brazilian and African music. They formed in the early 1990s in Chicago and consist of members from the likes of Tortoise Shrimp Boat The Cocktails and Bastro. The band sit somewhere between their fellow 90s indie-rockers such as Pavement Yo La Tengo The American Analog Set and even Bedhead; yet they offer something different to them all whilst vocalist Sam Prekop comes across like the meeting point of Stephen Malkmus of Pavement and Black Francis of the Pixies. Half a year after the band's fine self-titled debut The Sea and Cake released Nassau. The album is a bit more muscular - the drums (played by Tortoise's John Mcentire) - are actually pummeled this time out. Beautifully chiming guitars delineate just a few chords but the Sea and Cake builds on top of this with gorgeous harmonics leader Prekop's singing and the subtle tensions of fully-interlocking ensemble playing. The album was self-recorded but this is no dashed off lo-fi project - these guys knew what they were doing what they wanted and how to achieve it.