Sam Prekop looks to the past for ‘Old Punch Card,’ announces tour

Sam Prekop’s first solo record in five years is a vast departure from his previous solo work and that of his main band The Sea and Cake.  Inspired by early electronic music and avant-garde composition, Old Punch Card is an album of dark and mysterious beauty.  Comprised entirely of modular synthesizers (with only one instance of guitar, no vocals, and no beats), the album is a hard turn away from Prekop’s usual fair and an interesting look at some of his more obscure musical interests.

In other news, The Sea and Cake are rumored to have recently visited the studio and new material could possibly be on the way shortly.  In the meantime, the band is going on a month long tour with Broken Social Scene.  Prekop plays guitar and sings on a track on their latest album that was produced by The Sea and Cake/Tortoise drummer John McEntire.
Fall Tour Dates:
Sep 13  Washington, DC          Warner Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 14  Philadelphia, PA                Theater of Living Arts w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 17  Boston, MA              House of Blues w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 18  New York, NY            Rumsey Playfield w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 20  New Haven, CT           Toads Place w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 21  Northampton, MA         Calvin Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 22  South Burlington, VT    Higher Ground w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 24  Ithaca, NY              Historic Ithaca State Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Sep 25  Buffalo, NY             Town Ballroom w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 2   Chicago, IL             Riviera Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 3   Milwaukee, WI           Pabst Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 4   Minneapolis, MN         First Avenue w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 6   Winnipeg, MB            Burton Cummings Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 7   Saskatoon, SK           The Odeon Events Centre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 8   Calgary, AB             Macewan Hall w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 9   Edmonton, AB            Winspear Centre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 10  Kelowna, BC             Kelowna Community Theatre w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 12  Victoria, BC            Element Nightclub w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 13  Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 14  Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 15  Seattle, WA             Paramount Ballroom w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 16  Portland, OR            Crystal Ballroom w/Broken Social Scene
Oct 17  San Francisco, CA               Treasure Islands Music Festival
Oct 19  Los Angeles, CA         Wiltern Theatre w/Broken Social Scene

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