SOURCE: WMG's Independent Label Group

WMG's Independent Label Group

January 19, 2011 13:15 ET

Cake's Showroom Of Compassion Debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 * Achieve Highest Chart Position of Their Career

"Sick Of You" Reaches Top 5 at Both Alternative & Triple A Radio; Performing on Kimmel 2/22 & Leno 3/1

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) -  CAKE is back on top! The band's new album, Showroom Of Compassion, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 today, marking their first number one album in their nearly two decades of existence. Showroom Of Compassion, CAKE's first record of new material since the release of Pressure Chief seven years ago, comes via the band's own label, Upbeat Records. Not only is this a first for CAKE, who has always made it a point to stay true to their independent roots, but also the first Number One release for Warner's Independent Label Group.

CAKE -- John McCrea, Vincent DiFiore, Xan McCurdy and Gabriel Nelson -- has been hard at work promoting Showroom. Last week, they performed their hit single, "Sick Of You," on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon. They also performed the song on Conan back in December. "Sick Of You" remains a Top 5 hit at both Alternative and Triple A radio, and the video continues in heavy rotation at both MTV2 and MTVu. Rolling Stone did a Q&A with lead singer John McCrea and premiered the video for the Showroom opener "Federal Funding," with NPR recently featured "Teenage Pregnancy" as their "Song Of The Day."

Showroom Of Compassion has been met by enthusiasm from both fans and critics alike, with Billboard saying the album "finds the group at its most musically accomplished and quirkily ambitious, covering more ground on one album than most band do in an entire career," the Los Angeles Times raving that Showroom shows CAKE is "in toned condition, turning out polished compositions that could fit in with its classic catalog," and Entertainment Weekly awarding the album a rock-solid B+, declaring Showroom as "remarkably fresh." CAKE is booked to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, February 22nd and on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on March 1st.

CAKE is currently on tour. For a full list of 2011 dates check http://cakemusic.com/tour

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