Conventional verse/chorus/bridge song structures are set aside in favor of a more open-ended, intuitive flow. Some of this ("Magic Step," "Density," "C + F") edges towards Stereolab-like electro-pop with subtle, bouncy electronics and muted cornet; other songs are more orchestral (without the orchestra) in an Elliott Smith sort of way. Prekop and fellow Sea and Cake member Archer Prewitt's guitars gently buzz with tremolo; Josh Abrams' bass gives it a jazzy push; the keys and synth give a little pull. Perhaps the biggest departure is the sudden appearance of a ringing, Neil Young-like electric guitar solo rising up out of "Dot Eye."
Prekop sings in a disarming purr that floats under, over and through his music like water over rocks in a stream. Who's Your New Professor is a dreamy, charming little number--perfect make-out music for café kids and the cute guy or girl down the hall.