The Sea and Cake - Runner
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Ratings: #216 / 946
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Based on 13 ratings
September 18, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thrill Jockey / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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No Ripcord

It’s a brilliant, mainstream indie rock album from a band who have for too long operated on the margins of, for want of a better word, the ‘scene’.


Runner shakes out as one of this band's most subtly varied albums, and it can be an immersive listening experience if you give yourself over to it.

Consequence of Sound

Runner, their tenth full-length, is an album that lives and dies by its prime cuts, which unfortunately occupy the minority of it. 


Overall, the best thing that can be said about The Sea And Cake's new stuff is that, by and large, it sounds like the old stuff.

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Track List

  1. On and On 
  2. Harps 
  3. A Mere 
  4. The Invitations 
  5. Skyscraper 
  6. Harbor Bridges 
  7. New Patterns 
  8. Neighbors and Township 
  9. Pacific 
  10. The Runner
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Added on: July 26, 2012