CAKE is pleased to announce the release of the visually stunning animated music video for "Long Time," the second single from their critically lauded new set Showroom of Compassion, out January 11, 2011. The video will premiere March 31 on MTVU and MTV2 as part of their Indie Music Month before moving into regular rotation.
Check out the video here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/cake/631981/long-time.jhtml#id=1658901 (embed code below).
Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, the album continues to receive acclaim with recent appearances on NPR's "All Things Considered" as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lopez Tonight, Conan, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and more. Meanwhile, their first single "Sick Of You" remained a Top 5 hit at both Alternative and Triple A radio for ten weeks.
The band recently wrapped up a headlining tour that sold out within minutes of being announced. The dates took them across the U.S., connecting them with their ceaselessly loyal fan base that have supported the band's live performances since the release of their first album in 1993. CAKE will head back out in mid-April for another string of sold out dates, kicking off April 14 in Washington D.C. with stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.
The buzz continues with "Long Time," which is already making a big impact at radio. The animated music video was created by French Production Company Callicore Films, an art studio that focuses on CG Art and the resistance against "the cultural dictatorship of media" - a perfect match for CAKE. Founded by distinguished French artist Laurent Mercier and his partners Linda Mercier and Xavier Semen, Callicore has worked with John Lee Hooker Jr., Arrested Development, The Buzzcocks, Marky Ramon and more. Their collaboration with CAKE resulted in the beautifully moving video for "Long Time," a work of art in both storytelling and computer graphics.
"When we heard 'Long Time' we were extremely excited to create an animated video production for the song," said Linda from their studio in Paris. "We have been following CAKE since the beginning and are big fans. The melody and lyrics of 'Long Time' brought us a multitude of choices, and together with the band we created a story of a vagabond and his monkey." Adds Laurent, "No concession. No compromise. Just one direction. That sums up both Callicore and CAKE - the story goes with 'Long Time,' the metaphor of a vagabond sentenced because he didn't follow the same road as others."