Written and recorded following the departure of bassist Eric Claridge, Any
Day is The Sea And Cake's first album recorded as the trio of Sam Prekop,
Archer Prewitt, and John McEntire. Since the release of their last album
(2012's Runner), the band have, in addition to shows, been creatively very
busy: Prekop focusing on solo modular synthesizer and soundtrack work,
including an acclaimed collaboration with artist David Hart; McEntire's
recording and touring with Tortoise, and maintaining a busy schedule as
a recording engineer and producer; and Prewitt's work as a cartoonist and
illustrator, in addition to duo performances with Prekop. The band, still
actively performing with bassist Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback),
were inspired by the challenge of composing as a smaller unit.
Any Day captures The Sea And Cake's distinctive aural alchemy, melding
longing melancholy with hopeful excitement. In other hands the
combination seems impossible, but for The Sea And Cake, it's effortless.