CAKE's music is often classified as “alternative” or “indie” rock, although the band combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, soul, pop, jazz, rap, and country. CAKE's music features lyrics rife with word play and syncopation, catchy distorted guitar riffs, and a solo trumpet. The band has a notably unique approach to arrangement, composition, and instrumentation.
Because of rapidly changing trends in the music industry, the band made the decision to record and release music entirely on their own terms. This lead them to create their own label, Upbeat Records, with a full slate of planned CAKE releases, including “Showroom of Compassion”, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart in 2011.
CAKE converted their Sacramento recording studio to solar power. The band is now writing, rehearsing and recording with 100% solar energy. CAKE continues to make ground on their sixth studio album, which is tentatively scheduled for a 2015 release. In between studio album releases, the band has released a “b-sides and rarities” album during 2007 and a limited edition vinyl box set during 2014. The vinyl box set included eight CAKE albums manufactured on 175g audiophile quality colored vinyl with fully restored artwork for each title and remastered for optimum vinyl sound.
The band's website (cakemusic.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cakemusic) provide active meeting places for CAKE listeners and feature frank discussions and direct interaction. The band invites the visitors to vote on thought-provoking poll questions, take links to meaningful news items, and write in to the band for advice.