The Sea and Cake always deliver the goods, and their 2008 record Car Alarm is a particularly strong example of their polymathic, polyrhythmic sound. WIth Tortoise’s John McEntire behind the drums (sometimes steel drums!), and Sam Prekop’s ever-inventive lyrical-melodic combinations, Car Alarm is a bright and playful indie-post-rock listen. Thrill Jockey reissue.
Vinyl LP £17.49 THRILL205LP
Repress LP on Thrill Jockey, with printed inner sleeve and download card.
- Includes download code
- Only 1 copy left
7/10 Jack 1st December 2017
At first listen, Car Alarm sounds a lot like The Sea and Cake's before it. Sam Prekop's lilting voice still dominates the sound and no one is ever going to mistake these folks for Metallica. The Sea and Cake is understated indie, low on angst and distortion and long on melody and songcraft. However, Car Alarm has more bounce and edge to it than Everybody. The biggest risk of this band is that some of the songs are so smooth and effortless that sometimes they sound too close to "easy listening" or elevator music.
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