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.

“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.”

The music video for “Sinking Ship” is 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. Watch the video below:

Cake – “Sinking Ship”

Cake will celebrate the release of new material with headlining tour dates across the UK and Europe. The band will stop in major cities including Brixton, Manchester, Glasgow, Luxembourg and Paris amongst others. Check out their tour dates below, and head to the band’s website for more information.


30 – Irving, TX – Beto O’Rourke rally – Toyota Music Factory
31 – Chicago, IL – Lauren Underwood rally – EvenFlow Music and Spirits

2 – Fresno, CA – Andrew Janz rally – The Historic Crest Theater

12 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (The Giving Tree’s Fundraiser)

18 – Bristol – SWX
19 – London – Electric Ballroom
20 – Manchester – Manchester Academy 2
21 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
23 – Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
25 – Luxembourg – Den Atelier
26 – Paris – Salle Pleyel

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