CAKE--one of the most principled, enduring, self-reliant, and best-selling artists in post-alternative rock--will debut their second ringtone of the recently recorded song titled “Federal Funding” today.
The multi-platinum iconoclasts are currently in the midst of recording their sixth studio album and sharing the results with their listeners first, via a series of six free ringtones. Each ringtone is based on a song from the group’s upcoming album and is only released to CAKE listeners who are members of the band’s mailing list. Every six weeks, a new ringtone from a recently recorded CAKE song will be sent out to all of the group’s mailing list members up until the new album launch during Spring 2010. To sign up and download the new music, visit: http://cakemusic.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/cakeusa2/.
Says trumpeter VINCE DIFIORE: "The next ringtone that we are offering comes from the song 'Federal Funding.' We approached this song at a time in the album process when we were fired up and joining forces most vigorously." Adds lead vocalist JOHN McCREA, "’Federal Funding’ is a song we had lying around for quite a while. Now seemed like a good time to release it."
CAKE’s new project is being written, rehearsed and recorded entirely with solar power. The group--who were recently honored as one of the top 10 “greenest” bands on the planet in a special issue of Billboard--teamed with Borrego Solar to convert their entire Sacramento recording studio into solar power. The innovative group documented their break away from the city’s energy grid, as illustrated by this video of CAKE’s solar conversion: www.cakemusic.com/solar.html. The group’s decision to record their forthcoming album entirely with solar power was made for both artistic and environmental reasons.
Founded in 1992 and reaching worldwide attention on the strength of their platinum albums Fashion Nugget and Prolonging The Magic, as well as the gold-certified discs Comfort Eagle and Pressure Chief. CAKE has been cited by Rolling Stone as creators of “a modern pop that is both mechanized and organic...highly developed and virtually unique.” Highlights in recent years range from raves for their latest studio album Pressure Chief (2004), and a subsequent compilation of unreleased tracks B-sides and Rarities (2007)--self-released on the group’s own Upbeat Records--to major success in concert, including multiple runs of their self-founded ‘Unlimited Sunshine’ tour and solo dates in large theaters and arenas worldwide. CAKE reissued their first album, Motorcade of Generosity (Upbeat Records), on June 9th as an enhanced CD. The re-issue includes previously unavailable video footage and limited edition decal. The 180g vinyl version of the album features limited edition poster art and sold out in two days.