Modern rock act Cake has just wrapped recording of a new album. Due Oct. 5 via Columbia, the 11-track “Pressure Chief” will be the band’s second studio album for the Sony-affiliated label and fifth to date.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based group recorded the set in a converted house in its hometown, marking its first foray outside of the confines of a conventional commercial studio. “It’s representative of the place we’re from,” trumpeter Vince DiFiore says. “A dry and dusty place.”
Among the songs that have made the cut are opening track “Wheels” and the electronic influenced “No Phone.” Of the folk-ish “The End of the Movie” and “She’ll Hang the Baskets,” wry and often-cryptic frontman John McCrea says, “There’s something funny about disillusionment and something subversive about joy.”
At deadline, Cake had a handful of dates on its itinerary, starting with a July 18 appearance at Boulder, Colo., radio station KBCO’s World Class Rockfest, alongside the Finn Brothers, Mindy Smith and Keller Williams, among others. Also on tap is a Sept. 19 performance at the Austin (Texas) City Limits Music Festival. A full tour in support of “Pressure Chief” is expected.