The Sea and Cake | Harps

July 27, 2012 at 6:10 am Leave a comment

Sam Prekop and the boys of The Sea and Cake have a dreamy and jangly new track, “Harps”, set to be released on their September 18 release “Runner”, out via Thrill Jockey. It’s a bit of a throw back, and very much in the vein of other The Sea and Cake songs — which is to say it’s wistful, elegant, and beautiful. Prekop’s whispered vocals and the band’s steady but soft backing always seems to create this tender effect, that feels in part like an auditory kind of nostalgia and the light glow of an ember. Their music always pulls out emotion from me. A range of mental associations easily drift in and out of synth and guitar lines. Here’s what Prekop had to say about the style of the upcoming release and the romantic “Harps” in particular: “I was interested in writing songs that started not with guitar but with synthesizer/sequencer ideas. The modular synth parts didn’t always make it through to the final recordings, but the influence is still there. On “Harps” for instance, that melody and structure could not have happened if I hadn’t played off the sequencer right at the beginning.” “Runner” is made up of 10 tracks, and comes on the heels of 2011’s “The Moonlight Butterfly”. You can follow the band through their label, at the label’s soundcloud page or at the official website. — David D. Robbins Jr.

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