The Sea & Cake....[kentucky jams]
The Sea & Cake - "Exact To Me"
The Sea & Cake - "Crossing Line"
For some reason I relate The Sea & Cake with Kentucky. Thus the posting before this weekend's derby. Doesnt make much sense considering they are from Chicago, but the first time I ever heard S&C was at school at UK. My bro Nathan turned me on to them, and at first I didnt really give a wooden shit. Moved to Athens, someone gave me a copy of The Biz
which I promptly gave to Dark. A few months later I reheard them at WUOG
and took back the copy of The Biz
from Dark. One of our only fights while living in the dorm (we made up by watching Sweet November together on housing cable). Now the Sea and Cake are one of my favorite bands. My wife's too. Can't really explain why, but I really feel like if you listen to their music it takes you to a certain place and time and that is big for me. Its the most comfortable music that has ever been written. I once sat on the beach and listened to 4 S&C albums in a row as the sun was setting and it was one of the best days ever. I listen to them and it brings me back to the good times and friends I had in Kentucky.
They have a new record called Everybody
coming out on Tuesday. Early reports are coming back that this is their finest to date. S&C purists will call bullshit, but the tracks i've heard are really mindblowing. Most people's complaints with the S&C are that its boring and that every record sounds the same, but what those people just dont find is the groove behind each one of their jams and the breezy abandon to life's troubles. Fuck The Stress, Jam To This. The first song here shows the boogie, the second locks your brain in for a comfort jam. Amazing shit. Throw these songs on about 4:30 on Saturday and sip a cool one before the horses stomp the yard. You'll thank me Monday.