Sea & Cake raises 'Car Alarm'

The Sea & Cakes new CD, Car Alarm, is certainly a jarring sound. This is a Chicago band lauded for years an years for its cool, light, breezy sounds and here they come barreling out of the gate with a full-on rocking opener, Aerial. Eventually, they settle back into more familiar, Brazilian grooves, but its sure been refreshing to listen to this quartet led by the wonderfully tuneless singer Sam Prekop and wicked guitarist Archer Prewitt tighten up during the last couple of years. Catch the tunes new and old in a hometown show tomorrow night at the Empty Bottle.

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