Cake to Release New Solar-Powered Album

Cake to Release New Solar-Powered Album
Late '90s funky radio rockers Cakehave announced that they'll be releasing a brand new album in 2009. In a press release on their MySpace page, the band mentioned that the as-yet-untitled album will be their first since converting their studio to run entirely on solar power. "It just seemed like the right thing to do," said front-man John McRea. "I believe in science, and science is telling us that we need to make adjustments. Being in California, it seemed like a waste not to take advantage of all the free electricity."


 In keeping with that environmental slant, the band have also been encouraging fans to use carpools to get to their shows. Keyboardist Vincent DiFiore says, "We try to encourage environmental responsibility: we have a carpool page for listeners who drive to shows, we give away a tree at every show, and we do a lot of linking to items about the environment and public policies that relate to it."

Let's hope there's enough sunlight so they can finish their next album soon. In the meantime, Upbeat Records will be reissuing the classic Cake album Motorcade of Generosity sometime this spring.