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Check out the full audio of the session, HERE!


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The Coctails were a musical group from Chicago, who formed while its members were attending the Kansas City Art Institute. The band was active from 1988 to 1995. Band members were Archer Prewitt, Mark Greenberg, John Upchurch, and Barry Phipps.”

THE COCTAILS on MTV news 1994

The Sea and Cake – Harps

“I was interested in writing songs that started not with guitar but with synthesizer/sequencer ideas. The modular synth parts didn’t always make it through to the final recordings, but the influence is still there. On “Harps” for instance, that melody and structure could not have happened if I hadn’t played off the sequencer right at the beginning. Having the pieces start in my home studio, I became quite cavalier with them, painting with a new fat sloppy brush. The songs were feeling pleasantly out of control and I was hearing music unlike other material I had come up with before.”  –Sam Prekop

Listen to a brand new song ‘Harps’ off of The Sea And Cake‘s forthcoming 10th full-length album “Runner” which began as the companion piece to 2011′s “The Moonlight Butterfly.” Songs were designed in synthesizer experiments at Sam Prekop’s home studio were reimagined by the other members, and eventually recorded and mixed by John McEntire at Chicago’s Soma Studios. Due out on September 18th via Thrill Jockey, September 5th via Commons (Japan).

Sam Prekop

Three Sides Chicago : Squares, Squirrels and Dots
Sam Prekop, Eric Claridge, Archer Prewitt
サム・プレコップ / エリック・クラリッジ / アーチャー・プルウィット

The Sea and Cakeの来日公演にあわせ、3人展が開催されます。

東京:3月26日 ~ 4月8日
リブロ渋谷店・洋書ロゴス渋谷店 ショーウィンドー
渋谷パルコpart1 B1F

京都:4月4日 ~ 4月22日

The Sea and Cake Japan Tour 2012

April 6th: Billboard Live, Osaka
April 7th: Billboard Live, Tokyo

Eric Claridge

Archer Prewitt

And ….. The A.V. Club is now featuring an exclusive track ‘Arizona’ (below) by Sam Prekop from Tim Sutton’s debut feature “Pavilion” which will premiere at SXSW 2012.

Chicago-based Brighton MA was formed by Matthew Kerstein (he named the band name as an homage to his birthplace and youth) and Sam Koentopp, after leaving Scotland Yard Gospel Choir in 2005, with Jim Tuerk, then Joe Darnaby and Jon Ozaksut joined the band. Their newest 7-track EP “Billboard Sun” EP, with production assisted by Archer Prewitt (of The Sea and Cake and formerly of The Coctails) on ‘Comfy’ and ‘V-Day’ (featuring Max Crawford on Wurlitzer), is available now on the bandcamp. Later in the year, the band will release their long-awaited full-length album, produced by Brian Deck at Engine Studios.

Strobe Session #29 10/29/10 – Sam Prekop

Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt of the band Sea and Cake perform live at Strobe Recording in a monthly open session.

Introducing the 3rd figure from the ‘Great People’ Series by Archer Prewitt (The Sea & Cake, the Coctails, Sof’Boy) and the great folks at Presspop, Japan! (The first two in the series were Robert Moog and Raymond Scott) The Allen Ginsberg Doll, officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate, comes with fabric cloth jacket, glasses, book, Uncle Sam hat, beaded necklace, and CD with 5 poetry readings and 1 song (all of the recordings are previously unreleased material). Limited to 1000 pieces. More info HERE and HERE

(via The Mayfair Workshop blog)  BUY, here.

“Ballad of the Lights”
Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg
10” vinyl record / limited 1000, co-release with Audika Records,
due out on October 19th digitally via Audika, October 15th on limited edition 10″ vinyl via Press Pop.  “Ballad of the Lights” was recorded in NYC in 1977 with Russell’s band, The Flying Hearts and Ginsberg participating in voice.  Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear, Cant/Terrible Records) worked with the digital transfers for this limited edition 10 inch vinyl release.  Artwork: Archer Prewitt / Hand letterpressed by Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News) of Dexterity Press.  

A SIDE: Ballad of the Lights (1977) 5:46
Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg

B SIDE: Pacific High Studio Mantras (1971) 5:27
(Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddi Hum)
Old Tibetan Mantra of Padmasambhava.
Tuned by Allen Ginsberg.

HOWL” Official Theatrical Trailer

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