The Sea and Cake is pleased to release the video for “On and On” by the Japanese artist Naomi Nagata. She creates stop-frame animations by drawing and photographing patterns in the surface of sand on a light table. The band gave Naomi complete artistic freedom on the project, the end-product is succinct but idealistic, a fresh complement to the airy but substantial melody within “On and On.”
In Naomi’s own words: “As soon as I turn on the lights, the silhouette of the sand shows up. This dramatic change surprises me every time. When I want to move the silhouette, I use brushes, my fingers, and feather brooms. You move the object, shoot it, and then move it again and shoot…one by one, and when you connect the several hundreds and thousands of still images, ta-dah! It’s like magic.”
As previously announced you can view the video for “Harps” here.
The Sea and Cake is currently supporting the new album Runner with a North American tour alongside Matthew Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces); see all dates below. Runner is available on special green-vinyl LP, and as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary, Thrill Jockey has re-issued a slew of The Sea and Cake’s early albums on vinyl. More info is available here.
11/05 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
11/06 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya
11/07 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
11/09 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/13 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
11/14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Trees