CAKE has released new music for the first time in seven years. “Sinking Ship,” the follow-up to 2011’s Showroom of Compassion, is the first of several upcoming physical and digital releases that will culminate with a full-length album. The single will soon be available on 7″ vinyl and is out now on all streaming services. All earnings from “Sinking Ship” will benefit the nonprofit organization Doctors Without Borders. You can purchase “Sinking Ship” here.
Accompanying the release is a brand new music video for “Sinking Ship,” directed and animated by the band’s longtime collaborator Owen Streeter at Head Cleaner Films. “After talking with the band, I decided to make a stop motion video with clay characters following a story about self-destruction amongst other things,” says Cook.
“We are happy to be releasing new music; this time in the form of a series of singles,” says CAKE frontman John McCrea in a press release. “‘Sinking Ship’ is quite pessimistic but somehow does not seem hyperbolic right now. All proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. CAKE is proud to be able to help out in securing real leadership for the United States. It is a critical time for the world, and it is more important than ever to find leaders capable of putting country above self-interest. Real greatness comes from community, cooperation and ethical leadership.”
“The new CAKE song ‘Sinking Ship’ is a sobering meditation on the current human habitation of the planet,” continues instrumentalist and backing vocalist Vince DiFiore. “Where do we go from here? It’s always worth contemplating.”
CAKE will celebrate the release of this new eye-opening song at upcoming Vote Like Hell concerts with Beto O’Rourke, Lauren Underwood, and Andrew Janz. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the band and candidates through VIP tickets. For more information on these concerts, click here.
Can’t make it to one of those? Don’t worry! CAKE will also be celebrating the release of new material with headlining tour dates across the UK and Europe.