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The Sea and Cake releasing ‘Runner’ (MP3), touring, playing City Winery

DOWNLOAD: The Sea and Cake – “Harps” (MP3)

The Sea and Cake @ the Empty Bottle in May (more by Grant MacAllister)

The Sea and Cake have announced the release of their 10th LP, Runner, due out on September 18 via their longtime label Thrill Jockey. Download the album’s lead single “Harps” at the top of this post and/or stream it below. Runner‘s cover art and tracklist can also be found below.

In support of the LP, the Chicago outfit will be heading out on a North American tour this October. That tour includes a hometown show at the new City Winery (which opens next month) on October 29. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check City Winery’s calendar for updates.

Speaking of Thrill Jockey, the label are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year by reissuing albums and putting on special shows across the country. Among those reissues are The Sea and Cake’s 1994 self-titled LP, The Biz, Oui, One Bedroom, Sam Prekop‘s 1999 self-titled LP, and his 2005 effort Who’s Your New Professor. Take a look at their full list of reissues HERE. Stay tuned for a Chicago 20th anniversary show.

All Sea and Cake dates, a stream of their new single, and album info for Runner below…


The Sea and Cake – Runner
01. On and On
02. Harps
03. A Mere
04. The Invitations
05. Skyscraper
06. Harbor Bridges
07. New Patterns
08. Neighbors and Township
09. Pacific
10. The Runner

10-18 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
10-19 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
10-20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10-21 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
10-22 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
10-23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10-24 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10-25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Row
10-27 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre Ballroom
10-28 St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center
10-29 Chicago, IL – City Winery
11-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
11-03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11-04 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
11-05 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
11-06 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya
11-07 Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
11-08 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11-09 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
11-10 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
11-11 San Diego, CA – Casbah
11-13 Marfa, TX – Padre’s
11-14 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11-15 Dallas, TX – Trees

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