The Sea And Cake have been going at it for an incredibly long time, getting started way back in 1994. While the Chicago quartet took a brief break from 2004-2007, they’ve been consistently at it for a while now, most-recently releasing a mini-album The Moonlight Butterfly last year.
“Harps” is the first single released off their new full-length Runner, which will be out via Thrill Jocky on September 18th. The song is a slow, simple indie rock track that does nothing particularly revolutionary. Rather, it keeps to the tried and tested sound pioneered by the veterans over the last few years.
Said lead singer Sam Prekop:
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.
You can find more details on Thrill Jockey.