Alternative Press (2/96, p.69) - "...Their album shows a band clearly wired for live performance....They get on grooves, but never ruts. Mainly classy, sometimes shticky, best doing both--that's the Sea."
The Sea And Cake: Sam Prekop (vocals, guitar); Archer Prewitt (guitar, organ, vibraphone); John McEntire (electric piano, Farfisa organ, vibraphone, drums); Eric Claridge (bass).
Recorded at Soma, Chicago, Illinois in April 1995.
THE BIZ continues The Sea And Cake's exploration of gentle ensemble grooves. The album, the group's third in just over a year, bears direct sonic connections with the members' previous or concurrent projects. Guitarist and singer Sam Prekop previously led Shrimp Boat; keyboardist and guitarist Archer Prewitt was a member of The Coctails; drummer and producer John McEntire was a member of both Gastr del Sol and Tortoise. Writing credits for THE BIZ go to The Sea And Cake as a whole. The songs speak for an exuberant sense of self-discovery, the band's grooves rolling out on their own momentum like the meanderings of a lazy river.