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  • Summary: The first new release in six years for the Chicago indie rock band is its first without bassist Eric Claridge.
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  1. May 29, 2018
    90
    This isn’t merely a remarkable return: it’s one most one of the most assured--and assuredly rewarding--albums of the year thus far.
  2. 80
    The consistent rapport between Prekop, Prewitt and McEntire is more than enough to propel the Sea and Cake steady on their course.
  3. Uncut
    May 7, 2018
    80
    Any Day is their sharpest set of songs to date, but Sam Prekop's languid melodies still prove defiantly elusive. [Jun 2018, p.35]
  4. May 7, 2018
    70
    To complement lyrics that go for the melancholic jugular, the trio of Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, and John McEntire stuff the record with pulsing drums, a tasteful mixture of synths and organs and subdued, yet still chugging guitars. [Mar - May 2018, p.59]
  5. May 15, 2018
    70
    The Sea and Cake continue to be champions for the weary and resolute alike, being both the soothing reassurance of beauty and the wistful resolve that the most dogged absolute is the very impermanence of everything. It’s a deceptively tricky feat and one that they continue to thrive on.
  6. May 10, 2018
    70
    There's nothing fashionable about the Sea and Cake's music, and therein lies much of their charm.
  7. May 24, 2018
    50
    Closing waltz "These Falling Arms" shows off the band's skill at weaving together sighing guitars with an easygoing melody. By comparison, the remaining eight selections sandwiched in the middle range from not-bad to kinda-boring.

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