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The Sea and Cake


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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Years Active: 1994–2004, 2007-present
Genres: Indie Rock, Jazz, Post-rock

The Sea and Cake is an indie/rock group with a pronounced jazz influence, which formed in the mid-1990s in Chicago out of the ashes of local bands The Coctails and Shrimp Boat. The group's name came from a willful reinterpretation (in the wake of an accidental miscomprehension) of "The C in Cake", a song by Gastr del Sol. Along with Shrimp Boat and The Coctails, groups related to The Sea and Cake include Tortoise and Gastr del Sol. Starting with 1997's ''The Fawn'', the group has relied on electronic sound sources, such as drum machines and synthesizers, to color its music, but has retained its distinctive post-jazz combo style. The band has shied away from releasing singles, preferring th... Continue Bio >>


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