May 14, 2007

Sam Prekop "Something" MP3

Right off this song puts you on edge, makes you a tad uncomfortable with it's off-the-beat percussion -- until Sam Prekop's mellifluous vocal softens the anxiety, like a drink may take the edge off a 'fear of flying' air traveler sitting out on the runway. And the voice is mellifluous, harmonious, make no mistake about it -- Prekop, a member of band The Sea and Cake, is almost a crooner, he makes it sound too easy. But continue listening and the contrast of the two, the percussion and voice, create a tension found in the most interesting of music -- although most often the tension is released and the listener is rewarded with the chorus. Not here... in Prekop's, "Something", we get a juggling act, even when Prekop steps back and a muted trumpet enters the ragged shimmer of this song, the juggling act continues until it just fades out... like dying sunlight on water.

something [mp3] from the CD, Who's Your New Professor?
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The Sea & Cake are touring now in support of Everybody (that's the album title, they're not supporting EVERYBODY). Here are the tour dates:

AND you can stream the album on their label website here.

05-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards *^
05-15 Seattle, WA - Neumos *^
05-16 Portland OR - Crystal Ballroom *^
05-18 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's *^
05-19 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *^
05-20 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *^
05-21 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *^
05-31 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (two shows)
06-02 Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club *
06-03 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa *
06-05 Boston, MA - Paradise *#
06-07 New York, NY - Webster Hall *#
06-08 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts *#
06-09 Washington, DC - Black Cat *#
06-16 Hasselt, Belgium - KC Belgie
06-17 Brighton, England - The Pressure Point
06-18 Bristol, England - Thekla
06-19 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
06-20 London, England - Cargo
06-21 Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
06-22 Brussels, Belgium - Fete de la Musique
06-23 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
06-24 Basil, Switzerland - Das Schiff
06-25 Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
06-26 Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
06-27 Hamburg, Germany - Übel & Gefahrlich
06-28 Berlin, Germany - Lido
06-30 Stockholm, Sweden - Accelerator Festival
07-15 Chicago, IL - Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) $

* with the Zincs
^ with Robbers on High Street
# with Loney, Dear
$ with the New Pornographers, De La Soul, Stephen Malkmus, Of Montreal, Jamie Lidell, The Sea and Cake, Menomena, Klaxons, the Ponys, Deerhunter, Nomo, Craig Taborn's Junk Magic, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra

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