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CAKE

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Ken Weinstein
weinstein@bighassle.com

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Michael Eisele
michael@bighassle.com

Biography

CAKE originally formed as a somewhat antagonistic response to the rock bloat of grunge. The band’s defiant DIY approach and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no particular school.  In addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performing their own music, they have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their solar-powered studio, which actually generates more power than is needed to run the studio, causing the building’s electrical meter to run in reverse. CAKE’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and was touted for its “deadpan brilliance” by The New Yorker.

Initially, CAKE’s small sound was mostly just mistaken for weakness, and their embracing of non-rock sonic elements was mostly mistaken for humor. Luckily, there were a few people who seemed to understand. The San Francisco Bay Guardian pointed out that “CAKE doesn’t ask you to suck its angst,” and The St. Louis Dispatch described CAKE’s music as “An utterly fresh sound, especially given today’s preponderance of overblown ‘alternative’ bands.” Somehow a copy of CAKE’s first demo tape even made it all the way to France, where it was completely understood and well received – “The drug dealers do not thank CAKE,” astutely observed French music magazine, Les Inrockuptibles.

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Artwork credit: Dan Stiles

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