Sea And Cake, The / Car Alarm
Album: Car Alarm   Collection:General
Artist:Sea And Cake, The   Added:May 2009
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-30 Pull Date: 2009-11-01
Week Ending: Oct 25 Oct 18 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 5 2 3 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 22, 2009: New Playlist
4. Oct 02, 2009: Hipster Garbage
On A Letter
2. Oct 16, 2009: Hipster Garbage
New Schools
5. Oct 01, 2009: It's Thursday!
3. Oct 10, 2009: lost and found
Car Alarm
6. Sep 29, 2009: The "Ho-Ya Ho-Ya" Show

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-08-25
The Sea and Cake “Car Alarm”
Efficient, brisk pop/rock group with a strong jazz presence and soft male vox. Album is focused on the nuts and bolts of guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. The music is exact but so damn pleasant. The Sea and Cake won’t add a shocking element to your set, but you will enjoy musing along to them in the studio office chair.
NO FCCS Start With: 6, 2, 3 basil

1) * mid tempo song; guitar builds in the chorus w/ controlled but enthusiastic drums
2) **complex, tightly layered elements (including horns!) run through your ears smoothly
3) **some reaching, Cure-esque vox with soothing, patient instrumentation
4) minute-long electronic interlude – I dig it! Add in for background space
5) *bit more “indie” than others; up tempo guitars have a grungier side than other tracks
6) ***smooth vox are mixed w/ erratic, somewhat scratchy beeps & bleeps; unique!
7) ooh I hear some acoustic guitar & harmonies in there! Smooth as butter
8) upbeat but nothing really new here – same guitar strumming & a spacey, brisk vibe
9) * mid tempo; surf guitar works alongside pitter patter percussion. Good vibrations!
10) a bit folksier than others, bubblin bass work; fake ending ¾ through
11) soft guitar meanderings start track. The rest is melodic but unexceptional
12) great muted steel drum! Too bad it’s soo short (1:39)

Track Listing
1. Aerial   7. New Schools
2. A Fuller Moon   8. Window Sills
3. On A Letter   9. Down In The City
4. Cms Sequence   10. Pages
5. Car Alarm   11. The Staircase
6. Weekend   12. Mirrors