With a thousand plus shows played throughout their twenty year career, The Sea and Cake are known for giving audiences across the globe that perfect blend of old school TSAC favorites and newer gems. We are pleased to announce, Chicago’s finest will carry on this tradition as they tour North America this November and December in support of their recently released ninth album, The Moonlight Butterfly, out this past May on Thrill Jockey Records. Two decades in and re-energized, The Sea and Cake show no signs of slowing down – earlier this year, they toured and released a split 7” with Broken Social Scene, they head to South America prior to taking off on their North American tour, and are already working on material for another release in 2012.

About The Moonlight Butterfly:
In a live setting and throughout The Moonlight Butterfly, The Sea and Cake’s distinct sound continues to be centered around the delicate guitar interplay of Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt, driven by the versatile rhythms of bassist Eric Claridge and drummer John McEntire, and finally set apart by Prekop’s vocals and obtuse lyrics. However, with this new release, the band has a renewed sense of freedom and seems to be invigorated by their explorations – the trademark soft-spoken intimacy has been replaced by assured confidence and buoyancy. Additionally, a more experimental approach is introduced into the song’s textures and structures as The Moonlight Butterfly is filled with extended instrumental passages bearing the markers of Prekop’s recent solo exploration of analog synthesizers.

THE SEA AND CAKE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Thu. Oct. 13 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Samsung Studio
Fri. Oct. 14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Sesc Popmela
Sat. Oct. 15 – Reclfe, Brazil @ Teatro Da UFPE
Sun. Oct. 16 – Santiago, Chile @ Centro Cultural Amanda
Fri. Nov. 4 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Brokeback
Sat. Nov. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace w/ Brokeback
Sun. Nov. 6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Brokeback
Mon. Nov. 7 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ Brokeback
Tue. Nov. 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Brokeback
Wed. Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Brokeback
Thu. Nov. 10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Brokeback
Fri. Nov. 11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Brokeback
Sat. Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Fri. Dec. 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sat. Dec. 3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sun. Dec. 4 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya
Mon. Dec. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Tue. Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Wed. Dec. 7 – San Diego, CA @ Cashbah
Thu. Dec. 8 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Dec. 10 – Mexico City, MX @ Volla Acoustique
Sat. Dec. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

LISTEN TO/SHARE THE MOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY’S “UP ON THE NORTH SHORE” HERE:
http://www.thrilljockey.com/assets/f…orth_Shore.mp3

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