The Sea and Cake Release “A Mere” Demo & ‘Runner’

Runner began as the companion piece to 2011’s mini-album, The Moonlight Butterfly, and using that album’s sonic experimentations as a starting point for a new process of writing and recording became something completely new. The band worked remotely for a portion of this record and it comes across in the songwriting and the storytelling. Songs that began as synthesizer experiments in Sam Prekop’s home studio were reimagined by the other members, and eventually recorded and mixed by John McEntire at Chicago’s Soma.

Fall Tour Dates with Matthew Friedberger

‘Runner’ Available Now via Thrill Jockey Records

10/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace – link

10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore – link

10/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall – link

10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield – link

10/22 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge – link

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – link

10/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat – link

10/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – link

10/26 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge – link

10/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre Ballroom – link

10/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center – link

10/29 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery – link

11/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Stop – link

11/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – link

11/04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge – link

11/05 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall – link

11/06 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya – link

11/07 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre – link

11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims – link

11/09 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door – link

11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater – link

11/11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah – link

11/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress – link

11/13 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s – link

11/14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk – link

11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Trees – link