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Sam Prekop at Primavera Sound 2013
|Born||October 18, 1964|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar|
|Years active||1987 - present|
|Associated acts||The Sea and Cake|
Sam Prekop (born October 18, 1964) is an American rock/pop musician in the band The Sea and Cake. He also has released four solo albums.
Back in Chicago, Prekop formed the band Shrimp Boat, which was active from 1988 to 1993.
The Sea and Cake
Prekop enlisted the help of Jim O'Rourke (X-Factor) to produce his self-titled first solo album in 1999. Bassist Josh Abrams, drummer Chad Taylor, and guitarist Archer Prewitt also contributed their talents. The album was described as soft and breezy, with tinges of Brazilian pop. IN April that year Prekop performed with Aerial M in Toronto.
In 2005, Who's Your New Professor featured drummer Chad Taylor and cornetist Rob Mazurek (both from the Chicago Underground Duo), bassist Josh Abrams (Sticks & Stones), guitarist Archer Prewitt, and drummer John McEntire.
Old Punch Card primarily featured modular synthesizer.
Released in 2015, The Republic further explored the emotional possibilities of the modular synthesizer. The first nine tracks (all named "The Republic") were assembled as part of an art installation by the artist David Hartt also called The Republic.
His father is the photographer Martin Prekop. He has two brothers, the furniture designer Hank Prekop and the painter Zak Prekop.
- 1999: Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey)
- 2005: Who's Your New Professor (Thrill Jockey)
- 2010: Old Punch Card (Thrill Jockey)
- 2015: The Republic (Thrill Jockey)
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- "Live Reviews: Aerial M / Sam Prekop April 1, 1999 The Horseshoe, Toronto, ON". Chart Attack, review by Vanessa Lewis
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- Sam Prekop at AllMusic
- Sam Prekop discography at Discogs
- The Sea And Cake
- Sam Prekop's Artwork at Tiny Park
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