This is one of the few bands where I find myself enjoying literally with their every song.
Although, Cake's music is often classified as alternative or indie rock, their sound combines multiple musical genres such as funk, pop, jazz, rap and country. Most of their song features lyrics with word play accompanied with a rap-like style of lead vocalists/guitarists John Mcrea, catchy distorted guitar rifts by Greg Brown and a solo trumpet by Vince DeFiore.
The band most successful album so far is FASHION NUGGET (1996). The album produced the radio gem, "The distance" which also dominates the charts that time. It was followed by another hit single, this time the Gloria Gaynor song cover, "I will Survive" which I believe their rendition is the best cover of the song. (Check out the amazing live performance here.)
Click and stream their other cover songs here:
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
I WILL SURVIVE
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS
A new studio album is currently in the works and set to be released later this year! John Mcrea describes the still untitled album to be very different from their previous works, also indicating that he will be playing piano much more than usual!...Hmmn that's really exciting! I cant wait for their new CD!
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