After his recent synthetic digression ( “Old Punch Card”, his 2010 solo album), Sam Prekop returns with The Sea And Cake. The new effort by this Chicago post-rock “supergroup” featuring Archer Prewitt, Eric Claridge and John McEntire will be in stores on 10th May, on Thrill Jockey. It’s going to be a mini album featuring six tracks that should be taken as a taster for a proper new album, to be released come autumn. According to the press note, “The Moonlight Butterfly” will show us The Sea And Cake moving away from their comfort zone, “exploring new textures, extended structures, and different instrumentation,” where the synthesisers will be more important. So pay attention in May.