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The Biz

Thrill Jockey
thrill 026 - 1995

The Sea and Cake's Sam Prekop recently unearthed original LP pressings of select titles and we are offering them up for sale here.  This is an incredible price for an original unplayed first pressing. (This is the rare German pressing on Moll Tonträger​)

The Biz is The Sea and Cake’s third album, released in October 1995. The lp was remastered at the band's request  to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering and pressed on high quality virgin vinyl. Included is an artworked inner sleeve and for the first time a download coupon!

Following the band’s self-titled debut released in Sept 1994 and Nassau released in March 1995, The Biz was the band’s third record in just over one calender year. It was recorded at John McEntire’s own Soma Studios. The instruments were mostly recorded live in only three days. The vocals were recorded by Prekop alone in five days. On Nassau the band experimented heavily with signal processing and on The Biz they continue that experimentation using less common forms of processing, more sparingly. They used a Roland Space Echo, EML-101, and ARP 2600 as both instruments as well as manipulators. Recording withstanding, The Biz continues to showcase the bands ability to mesh together their unusual blend of pop, soul and jazz into one seamless output.



  • 1 The Biz
  • 2 Leeora
  • 3 The Kiss
  • 4 Station In The Valley
  • 5 Darkest Night
  • 6 Sending
  • 7 Escort
  • 8 An Assassin
  • 9 The Transaction
  • 10 For Minor Sky

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