Cake vs. Silversun Pickups – Sound Off
Cake are now the reigning champs of Diffuser.fm’s Sound Off, beating out the Big Pink‘s ‘Superman (Hit the Ground)’ with their new song ‘The Winter’ in an overwhelming defeat. Now, Cake and their ‘Showroom of Compassion’ track will go head-to-head with Silversun Pickups and the band’s 2012 single, ‘Bloody Mary (Nerve Damage).’
This one could be tough for fans of both bands, since both of these songs are great in their own right but sound very different. Cake deliver their signature sonics that listeners have grown to love with ‘The Winter,’ which is a midtempo track that reflects the starkness of the lyrics, featuring drawling mariachi-inspired horns, pensive and somewhat melancholy keys, distorted guitars and John McCrea’s inimitable vocals.
Meanwhile, Silversun Pickups are ready to return full force in 2012 with their LP ‘Neck of the Woods,’ as evidenced with its lead single ‘Bloody Mary,’ a dense track with so many ebbs and flows that we can hardly keep up. The track starts off with a dreamy, fuzzy blend of electro sounds, minimalistic keyboards, breathy vocals and clashing drums before giving way to Brian Aubert’s soft-yet-strong voice on the danceable, guitar-driven chorus.
Which track do you like best? Vote for either Cake’s ‘The Winter’ or Silversun Pickups’ ‘Bloody Mary (Nerve Damage)’ below — the poll will remain open until Monday, April 9 at 11AM EST.
Watch Cake’s ‘The Winter’ Video
Listen to Silversun Pickups’ ’Bloody Mary (Nerve Damage)’
Rules: If the same artist wins for four weeks straight, their song will be retired and inducted into Diffuser.fm’s Sound Off Hall of Fame. With so many great tracks out there, we have to give other musicians a chance to partake in our Sound Off.