You generally know what you’re going to get with any given Sea and Cake album, and with that comes a level of comfort that serves to mitigate the anxiousness brought about by the unpredictability of every day life occurrences.
Should I be worried that the Honey Nut Cheerios I’m eating for breakfast will suddenly mutate, enlarge, and hoop over my torso as a result of its newfound consciousness and desire to enact human enslavement? Possibly. But ought I to worry that any future Sea and Cake album won’t feature Sam Prekop’s relaxing vocals (and the calming melodies accompanying them) infiltrating my mind? Or that it’ll somehow veer off dramatically into some brand new genre coined by Chicago-based members themselves?? I should think not.
Consider the familiar sounds of The Sea and Cake’s brand new album Any Day (which is still scheduled for release in about a month’s time). The only real curve ball I can think of is that new albums from US-based bands are frequently accompanied by supporting tours of BOTH coasts and not just one of them…
Oh wait. Here’s comes a list of just-announced West Coast shows now, just below the prerequisite tour trailer.
See? What’d I tell you? Sweet, comfy PREDICTABILITY.
Sea and Cake, from sea to shining sea:
05.13.18 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
05.14.18 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
05.15.18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05.16.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
05.17.18 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
05.18.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05.19.18 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
05.20.18 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
05.21.18 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern
05.22.18 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
05.23.18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (early show)
05.23.18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (late show)
06.09.18 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
06.10.18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06.12.18 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
06.13.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
06.14.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
06.15.18 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
06.17.18 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL
06.18.18 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
06.19.18 – Norman, – Opolis
06.20.18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
06.21.18 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
08.16.18 – Chicago, IL – Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion