Cake Looks To The Sun For Recording Their New Album
Early Photo of Cake With Former Band Members
Cake is a band that emerged out of Sacramento CA. Cake is not your typical band.
Wikipedia describes their music as:
often classified as alternative rock or indie rock, it combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, rockabilly, pop, jazz, rap, and country. Cake's music features droll lyrics rife with word play and syncopation, catchy distorted guitar riffs (courtesy of guitarist Greg Brown until 1998, and bass player Victor Damiani until 1997), prominent use of a Moog, and a solo trumpet (played by Vince DiFiore).
Their bigger hits have been "The Distance", "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", and "Nugget," a real kick ass song. Their remakes of "I Will Survive" and especially Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" are simply
You may have heard some of Cake's songs and not even known it. Their music has turned up in movies such as Me, Myself and Irene, I Love You Man and An American Werewolf in London. The instrumental part of their song "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" is used by NBC's show Chuck.
In the past, Cake's tunes have also showed up in the episodes of The Sopranos, Smallville, and Friends. Their music has been used globally in French, German, Italian, and Japanese films. And even for the Power's Whiskey Irish Grand National promos.
One trip to their website, and you will see that they are also involved in making a difference in the world. At every concert, they award someone with a tree. For instance, when they did a show in Buffalo NY, they awarded someone a tree for doing the most push ups! They have a page on their website which is called the Cake Tree Gallery. There you will find photos of previous tree winners proudly pictured with their trees. There is a now to link that will help you plant that tree too.
Need advice on ANYTHING? They have a page for that too! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. I have read some pretty funny stuff there.
Or maybe you would like to participate in their latest poll question on their website?
"Are insurance companies an integral component of the health care product in the United States?"
How about a ride to their next gig? They also have a "carpool web page" so you can hook up with others going your way to their next gig. Their website also lists article links of stories that interest them; from the current health care situation, the impact on the environment from cellphones, using rechargeable batteries, and a link where you can listen to Killer Whales. Of course this is only a smidgen of what is on their site. You can also catch up with Cake on MySpace with their 7,000+ friends.Continued on the next page