The Sea and Cake
The Biz
Thrill Jockey
Includes Instant Download
LP (white)
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Incl. printed inner
thrill026lp / Includes Download Code
Incl. printed inner
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1The Biz 4:04
2Leeora 4:25
3The Kiss 3:48
4Station in the Valley 4:57
5Darkest Night 3:49
6Sending 2:31
7Escort 4:29
8An Assasin 3:09
9The Transaction 3:37
10For Minor Sky 3:34

The Sea and Cake’s third album The Biz is back on vinyl. Pressed on black vinyl and packaged with an artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon.

Following the band’s self-titled debut released in Sept 1994 and Nassau released in March 1995, The Biz was the band’s third record in just over one calender year. It was recorded at John McEntire’s own Soma Studios. The instruments were mostly recorded live in only three days. The vocals were recorded by Prekop alone in five days. On Nassau the band experimented heavily with signal processing and on The Biz they continue that experimentation using less common forms of processing, more sparingly. They used a Roland Space Echo, EML-101, and ARP 2600 as both instruments as well as manipulators. Recording withstanding, The Biz continues to showcase the bands ability to mesh together their unusual blend of pop, soul and jazz into one seamless output.

The Sea and Cake are a band who need very little introduction. In their extensive 25 year career the band has bridged the gap between Brazilian music of the late 1960’s, African influenced guitar lines, and independent pop. A sound that is entirely distinct, centered around the delicate guitar interplay of Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt, driven by the versatile rhythms of bassist Eric Claridge and drummer John McEntire, and finally set apart by Prekop’s vocals and obtuse lyrics.