Cake Is Back And Better Than Ever
Cake's new album, Showroom Of Compassion, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 today, marking their first number one album in their nearly 20 years of existence.
Showroom Of Compassion is Cake's first record of new material since the release of Pressure Chief seven years ago and comes through the band's own label, Upbeat Records.
The band - made of up John McCrea, Vincent DiFiore, Xan McCurdy and Gabriel Nelson - has been working hard to promote their new album. They have already performed their hit single, "Sick Of You," on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon and Conan, and are set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 22 and on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on March 1.
"Sick Of You" remains a Top 5 hit at both Alternative and Triple A radio, and the video continues in heavy rotation at both MTV2 and MTVu. Additionally, Rolling Stone did a Q&A with lead singer John McCrea and premiered the video for the Showroom opener "Federal Funding," and NPR recently featured "Teenage Pregnancy" as their 'Song of the Day.'
Showroom Of Compassion has been getting great reviews from both fans and critics alike. Billboard says the album "finds the group at its most musically accomplished and quirkily ambitious, covering more ground on one album than most bands do in an entire career," and Entertainment Weekly giving the album a solid B , declaring Showroom as "remarkably fresh."
"Long Time" is said to be the second single off Showroom, featuring an animated music video. Look for the video to debut next week.
So far, Cake's tour dates for 2011 include four nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco, four nights that the Troubadour in Los Angeles, three nights at the 930 Club in Washington, D.C. and one evening at Terminal 5 in New York.