The Sea and Cake are a band who need very little introduction. In their extensive 20 year career the band has bridged the gap between Brazilian music of the late 1960s, African influenced guitar lines, and independent pop. A sound that is entirely distinct, 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. The trademark soft spoken intimacy has been replaced by assured confidence and buoyancy. The band have a renewed sense of freedom and seem to be invigorated by their own explorations. The energy and excitement are palpable.