Cake list everything and everyone that annoys them in their first single, 'Sick of You,' off the band's upcoming sixth studio album, 'Showroom of Compassion,' expected in stores Jan. 11, 2011.
Opening with Xan McCurdy's reverb vintage guitar riffs, the song features blaring trumpets (played by Vince DiFiore), electric guitar runs, and frontman's John McCrea's distinct half-spoken vocals: "I'm so sick of you, so sick of me, I don't want to be with you."
"It's about how when you hate things, the circle of hate starts rather broadly," McCrea tells SPIN. "You hate the President or a big movie star, someone you'll probably never meet. Gradually though, the circle tightens and the objects of hate get closer and closer to the hater. Now it's your uncle or your mother, now it's your close friend, and finally it's you. Bummer."
'Sick of You,' is the California pop rockers first single in six years, and follows the newest iPod Nano commercial that highlights their 2001 hit, 'Short Skirt / Long Jacket.'
To hear 'Sick of You,' tune in to AOL Radio's New Alternative First station.