Same Prekop was making music long before The Duplass brothers popularized the mumblecore aesthetic in the indie film scene. If your not familiar, Prekop started a sleepy-movement in pop-rock with his band The Sea and Cake. They’re an amazing group and, counter-intuitively, create an upbeat sound while maintaining Prekop’s “just-got-out-of-bed” vocals.
It’s a bit of a history lesson, sure, but it’s the perfect way to approach Sun Clay, a Psychedelic folk group from Oakland, California. They’re sleepy vocals are a continuation of what Prekop was getting at, that warm evening music that’s perfect for windows-down drive along the coast. The sound cultivated in their latest album, Wreck Coast Revival, is reminiscent of Starflyer 59, Beulah, and the light-hearted dissonance that made late 90′s West Cost Indie so endearing.
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