CAKE Announces Release Date For The Excellent "b-sides and rarities," Out August 14
Inspired by the passionate individuals who have continued to support and appreciate them over the years, the band is thrilled to give something back to their listeners with this exclusive compilation. CAKE's John McCrea elaborates "We were all quite surprised how cohesively these songs fit together into one album, they seemed to just belong together." McCrea continues "Aesthetically, many of the songs hadn't quite worked on previous albums and for years they lacked proper homes. Now they all have a home. It is good to have a home". CAKE's Vince DiFiore adds, "These songs were recorded at times when we wanted to extend our idea of what the band could do stylistically. It was good to see that the recordings worked as a collection, and I'm glad we can offer it to listeners." Songs on the album were originally sung by legendary singers such as Frank Sinatra, Barry White, Buck Owens, George Jones, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kenny Rogers. The band has used these songs to find new creative elements within themselves, producing eloquently accomplished tracks that simultaneously maintain the band's own unique stamp.
CAKE's "b-sides and rarities" comes complete with a collectible "scratch and sniff" CD package, embodying five different CD cover color/scent variations (including red/fresh cut roses, yellow/banana, brown/leather, green/fresh cut grass and purple/grape). The album features re-mixed and re-mastered tracks, plus an exclusive live bonus track of "War Pigs" with Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips. The package is available for pre-order on their website. This special, limited edition CD release is a "thank you" to the band's ardent supporters and a pleasure to hold over listeners, old and new. CAKE's Vince DiFiore continues, "As we continue to work on our next studio album, we want to offer something to the listeners who are anxious to hear more CAKE music now. What we are giving them is unique, of good quality, and also tells a story about the band."
Listen: "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" mp3
1. War Pigs
2. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
3. Mahna Mahna
4. Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache
6. Strangers in the Night
7. Subtract One Love (Multiply the Heartaches)
8. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
10. Short Skirt, Long Jacket
11. It's Coming Down
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