Sam Prekop Sam Prekop on LP + Download Coupon
As part of their 20th Anniversary re-issue campaign Thrill Jockey is pleased to offer Sam Prekop’s 1999 self-titled debut on vinyl once again. Pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and including all original artwork, a fully artworked inner sleeve and for the first time a download coupon!
Sam Prekop’s eponymously titled LP is a study in pop nuances. Simultaneously transporting the listener from mild climes and swinging palms to darkened skies and wind blown steppes, the record will be easily recognized by fans of The Sea and Cake. Known to many as the singer and main songwriter for said group, Mr. Prekop is assisted on this release by Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo), Josh Abrams (ex-Roots, Town and Country), Jim O’Rourke (Gastr del Sol) and Archer Prewitt (The Sea and Cake).
Those expecting to find more of the computer beats and trickery found on The Fawn and Two Gentlemen are in for a surprise. Whilst prevalent on "Faces and People" (a luscious groove overlayed by cornet and guitar), the computer takes a back seat to real strings, drums, piano, electric piano and organ as well as electric and acoustic bass. The subtle grooves, a trademark of The Sea and Cake records, are still present here as Sam and his band blend West African rhythms with a bit of soul, jazz and pop. The resulting record is something wholly original, elegant and earthy.
Sam Prekop Sam Prekop Track Listing:
2. The Company
3. Practice Twice
4. A Cloud To The Back
5. Don't Bother
6. Faces And People
7. On Such Favors
8. The Shadow
9. Smaller Rivers
10. So Shy