By: Spacelab Research Staff Cake, the band that brought us songs about car racing right next songs about things that bounce on Italian leather sofas without blinking an eye, will release a compilation of rarities and a live album this year, in preparation for a proper studio release in 2008.
First we tackle the rarities thing. It's got hard to find Cake originals alongside covers like Black Sabbath's War Pigs and Barry White's Never, Never Gonna Give You Up. The strange symmetry of those two songs alone might warrant a purchase.
The live album will be titled Live At The Crystal Palace, because it's live, and presumably recorded at the Crystal Palace. I know... it sounds like a stretch but let's trust them on this one. The release date is yet to be set but it will be sometime around the Fall of this year.
Apparently the band has been doing well in rural Minnesota and will spend a quarter of their tour dates there, in live music hot spots like Winona and Concordia. Minnesota... it's the new Brooklyn.
CAKE: Tour Dates April 20 - Winona, MN / Winona State
April 21 - Concordia, MN / Concordia College
April 27 - Knoxville, TN / University of Tennessee
April 28 - Watab Island/Collegeville, MN / St. John's University
April 29 - Boulder, CO -- Univ. of Boulder, CO
May 11 - Baltimore, MD / Pier 6
May 12 - Nashville, TN / festival with Son Volt
May 22 - Dallas, TX / H.O.B
May 23 - Tulsa, OK / Caines Ballroom
May 24 - Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater
May 25 - Omaha, NB / Stir Cove @ Harrah's
May 26 - Chicago, IL / Northwestern University
CAKE: B-sides and Rarities Track List 01 War Pigs
02 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
03 Mahna Mahna
04 Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache
06 Strangers in the Night
07 Subtract One Love (Multiply the Heartaches)
08 Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (ADD LINK)
10 Short Skirt, Long Jacket
11 It's Coming Down