The Sea And Cake, John McEntire’s other band, have just announced their tenth LP.

Since their self-titled 1994 debut, the band have specialised in digitally enhanced indie-pop. In terms of timbre, they’re not a million miles away from Grandaddy, but Sam Prekop’s ambrosial croon and ear for a swoonsome melody arguably set them some way ahead of that other group. The band’s last album was last year’s totally magical, totally underrated The Moonlight Butterfly.

New album Runner will feature ten new tracks. One of the new songs, ‘Harps’ is available to enjoy below, as is the busy cover art. A lengthy US tour has also been announced; dates are below.

Runner will arrive on Thrill Jockey.

1. On and On
2 Harps
3. A Mere
4. The Invitations
5. Skyscraper
6. Harbor Bridges
7. New Patterns
8. Neighbors and Township
9. Pacific
10. The Runner

October 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge
October 18 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
October 19 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
October 20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
October 21 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
October 22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 24 Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 27 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
October 28 St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center
October 29 Chicago, IL – City Winery
October 30 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
October 01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Stop
October 02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
October 03 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
October 04 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
October 05 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya
October 08 Oakland, CA – New Parish
October 09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
October 10 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
October 11 San Diego, CA – Casbah
October 14 Austin, TX – Mohawk



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