Sam Prekop

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Sam Prekop
Sam Prekop - Primavera 2013.jpg
Sam Prekop at Primavera Sound 2013
Background information
Born (1964-10-18) October 18, 1964 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Electronic music
Post Rock
Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, painter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1987 - present
Labels Thrill Jockey
Associated acts The Sea and Cake
Shrimp Boat
Website Thrilljockey.com

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.

Early life[edit]

Prekop was born in London, but grew up in Chicago. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.[1]

Shrimp Boat[edit]

Back in Chicago, Prekop formed the band Shrimp Boat, which was active from 1988 to 1993.

The Sea and Cake[edit]

After Shrimp Boat dissolved in 1993, Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge formed The Sea and Cake, and recruited Archer Prewitt and John McEntire.[1]

Solo career[edit]

Prekop enlisted the help of Jim O'Rourke (X-Factor) to produce his self-titled first solo album.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Old Punch Card primarily featured modular synthesizer.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His father is the photographer Martin Prekop. He has two brothers, the furniture designer Hank Prekop and the painter Zak Prekop.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fitzmaurice, Larry (24 September 2012). "5-10-15-20: Sam Prekop". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Klein, Joshua (29 March 2002). "Sam Prekop: Sam Prekop". A.V. Club. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Olson, Paul (17 April 2005). "Sam Prekop: Who's Your New Professor". All About Jazz. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Hopper, Jessica (26 August 2010). "Where in the World Is Sam Prekop?". The Chicago Reader. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Mark (4 March 2015). "Sam Prekop: The Republic". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 

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