Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ths Yrz Recordz: The Sea and Cake - Everybody

We here at H.A.D. really started digging the latest Sea and Cake release Everybody this past July: Driving around in San Diego county, going to the beach, enjoying the light melodies layered on top of some serious musical talent. It was the perfect set of start to finish chill out jamz for our little SoCal holiday. Well, this past week we managed to pick up a vinyl copy of the record, and we realized it's not just a summer jam, it works just as well in cold, sad, November.

For those of you that haven't heard it, the record seems to have a bit more of pop structure and sensibility than earlier S&C releases. The songs sort of meld together to form one gigantic entity: it's tough to not listen to the record all the way through. At times it's reminiscent of Steely Dan, at other's there's a distinct Yo La Tengo vibe. Over all, it seems to maintain an accessible pop mentality, but at the same time throw in just the right dose of musicianship and experimentation. In short: awesome.

mp3: The Sea and Cake - Up On Crutches