CAKE in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, April 19 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and in New York City on Thursday, April 21 at Terminal 5.
CAKE land inBrooklyn, NY on Tuesday, April 19 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg andin New York City on Thursday, April 21 at Terminal 5.
The band recently wrapped up a headlining tour that sold out within minutes of being announced. The dates took them across the U.S., connecting them with their ceaselessly loyal fan base that have supported the band’s live performances since the release of their first album in 1993. CAKE will head back out in mid-April for another string of sold out dates, kicking off April 14 in Washington D.C. with stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.
SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the band’s first number one album in their nearly two decades of existence. The album continues to receive acclaim with recent appearances on NPR’s “All Things Considered” as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lopez Tonight, Conan, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and more. Meanwhile, their first single, “Sick Of You,” remained a Top 5 hit at both Alternative and Triple A radio for ten weeks.
It’s their sixth studio album, which was recorded over the last 2-1/2 years and was produced and engineered by the band at their solar electric powered studio in Sacramento, CA, which they built themselves. The album has been met by enthusiasm from both fans and critics alike, with the Los Angeles Times raving that SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION shows CAKE is “in toned condition, turning out polished compositions that could fit in with its classic catalog” and Entertainment Weekly awarding the album a rock-solid B+, declaring SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION as “remarkably fresh.”
In addition, CAKE can now add bookmaking to their list of accomplishments. The lyrics to “Bound Away,” from the new album, were chosen as the subject and title of a limited edition handmade book illustrated by Bay Area artist Rigel Stuhmiller, which includes a compact disc of the single. In creating Bound Away, the members of CAKE worked under the artistic direction of San Francisco book artist Pam DeLuco on every step of the production process, including design, typesetting, linoleum carving, letterpress printing, paper-making and book binding. Recycled and reclaimed materials are used throughout the book, including the band's old 100% cotton t-shirts and denim jeans for the cover paper.
CAKE is John McCrea (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, organ, piano, vibraslap), Vince DiFiore (trumpet, keyboard, harmony vocals, percussion), Xan McCurdy (lead guitar, backing vocals), Gabe Nelson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Paulo Baldi (drums, percussion, backing vocals)--
“John McCrea's sardonic, half-sung lyrics and Vincent DiFiore's plaintive trumpet still cut like a mouthful of glass." - TIME Magazine
"Deadpan brilliance" - The New Yorker
" Post-new wave with smart lyrics" - New York Times