Speculation: CAKE will make their music game debut on Rocksmith 2014

Greetings Rocksmith 2014 fans, hope you enjoyed the heaviness of Mastodon last week because next week is going a totally different direction!

Here’s how the reveal went down as explained by @DanAmrich:

 Actually, you got it. And in my mind there were many steps. You just blew through them faster than I expected. So let me break it down:

The password is the same as Anna Cruise’s. 

“Anna Cruise’s” is a homonym for “anacrusis” — the technical term for a pickup note, or the upbeat. FWIW, Upbeat is the indie label Cake founded. 

Entering the password anacrusis to clue.zip reveals a WAV file with Morse code. The Morse code translates to:

prfctforlayringwithoutthndfortortingandardsigndtof itintomostovnsatthsamtimnonsticksurfacnsurscompltr lasandasyclanup


This string of letters is English, albeit “disemvoweled,” with the letter E removed throughout. I wanted to remove all four letters of CAKE but that struck me as a giveaway, so I went with just the most common letter of the alphabet. 

Restoring the vowel and punctuation leads you to this:
perfect for layering without the need for torting and are designed to fit into most ovens at the same time. Nonstick surface ensures complete release and easy cleanup

That is part of a description from a five-piece set of cake pans found at http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1463454/

And you found all of that, working together, amazingly quickly. Well done! 

These things are tricky because there are tons of you and one of me, and you are all armed with Google. I want you to win but I want you to enjoy getting there. I always try to build something that is worth your time and fun to solve, but I can’t underestimate the power of people working together in large groups. And I did not anticipate the automated morse code translator; I was kind of banking on people working that out more slowly, by ear. Lesson learned — I will find a different way to make you suffer longer next time. 

The “five-piece cake set” is not accidental, either…so feel free to start throwing song guesses around. It’s a large pack, but I’m not confirming anything else until Tuesday. 

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For those that don’t know, CAKE has never been in any music game. It almost seemed like a given they would show up eventually but fans of both, Guitar Hero and Rock Band have been requesting the band to no avail. So here we are in 2014 expecting CAKE to release at the very least a 4 Pack!

What songs would you hope to see? Here’s our picks.

Are you excited for CAKE to hit Rocksmith 2014? Do you think they might surprise us with one of their covers? Let us know in the comments below!

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John Doeson
May 20, 2014 2:36 am

Also, you like Creed, so your comment is invalid.

Rich Mosley
Rich Mosley
May 19, 2014 7:18 pm

Interesting choice. There are certainly a few I wouldn't mind playing bass or guitar along with. Of course, it will take a while to fill all the gaps (The BIG Rush songs(length, not popularity), Tool, Scorps, AC/DC, blah blah blah, some decent punk rock, etc. Nothing to sweat, however, as more songs each week is pretty damn sweet! Eventually we all get something… Thanks for the updates Riff Repeater!

Everett Drake
Everett Drake
May 19, 2014 12:13 pm

May the month of DLC saving's for June's

Michel Thibodeau
Michel Thibodeau
May 19, 2014 1:21 am

I second I will survive. That would just be plain awesomesauce!

John Doeson
May 19, 2014 1:01 am

Steve Monish Fuck No!

The Riff Repeater
May 19, 2014 12:00 am

*sigh*

Steve Monish
May 18, 2014 11:39 pm

John Doeson so john what your answer for rock ??????????????????????????????????????? beiber

Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
May 18, 2014 7:24 pm

John Doeson Hilarious. Fits perfectly.

Kenny Murphy
Kenny Murphy
May 18, 2014 4:28 pm

Yeah, Cake is one of the few bands I can honestly say I get no kind of enjoyment out of. They're garbage…no offense to Garbage. I'm sure they're all really cool guys, but the "music" they make is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

John Doeson
May 18, 2014 3:28 am

Christoffer Waage The term bitch is only for women. I'm not going to listen to a fedora guy.

Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
May 18, 2014 3:01 am

John Doeson How is it not ironic, friend. You saying that her comment makes her sound like "an annoying bitch" makes you sound like an annoying bitch. Funny that. Made my ironysenses tingle.

John Doeson
May 18, 2014 2:57 am

Steve Monish Don't give us that real rock crap you elitist snob.

John Doeson
May 18, 2014 2:55 am

Christoffer Waage How is it ironic?

Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
May 18, 2014 2:29 am

John Doeson Ironic.

Steve Monish
May 18, 2014 1:13 am

absolutely alan more real rock from70s/80s/90s !! Why not Foreigner,Toto,AC/DC Cheap trick ETC Yep pass again for the 3rd week running

Tim Bowes
May 17, 2014 6:26 pm

Electric Six would be nice. Think about it.

Jacek DocMetal
May 17, 2014 4:05 pm

oh man, rocksmith is pathetic because theyre catering to what the people want. Grow up Tina.

Jacek DocMetal
May 17, 2014 4:04 pm

There are plenty of genres out there that will get Rocksmith lovin. Give it time. We only have, oh, EVERY WEEK for the next few years for new DLC.

Jay Gietl
Jay Gietl
May 17, 2014 3:41 pm

Any of those songs would be great. Let the haters hate.

Alexander Pettersson
May 17, 2014 2:44 pm

I don't like some music on here, so I hope no one else gets to play this game ever again because of that.

Alan David Nixon-betts
May 17, 2014 11:35 am

Rubbish another pack i wont be buying. What happened to Def Leppard. There are plenty of great bands why not use them ffs. More classic rock please there's hundreds of great songs from the 60's 70's and 80's to use.

John Doeson
May 17, 2014 6:04 am

You sound like an annoying bitch with that comment.

Karl Mueller
Karl Mueller
May 17, 2014 4:18 am

Well Cake does have a song called "MR. MASTODON FARM"

Karl Mueller
Karl Mueller
May 17, 2014 4:10 am

Oh dayum! Take my money!

The Riff Repeater
May 16, 2014 11:38 pm

mmm Mastodon Cake… Your comment will not be deleted, thanks for stopping by.

Denis Joseph
Denis Joseph
May 16, 2014 11:33 pm

Let Me Go would be awesome.

Tina Morgan
Tina Morgan
May 16, 2014 11:28 pm

mastadon ,cake? wtf you guys are pathetic i hope this game goes under i know this will be deleted it just shows my point bye

Frédéric Morin
May 16, 2014 11:18 pm

Thats a buy for me… really like those guys

Seth Le Septième
Seth Le Septième
May 16, 2014 10:23 pm

I will survive !!!

Brian Bick
May 16, 2014 10:03 pm

I like the 5 listed!

Alan Arguindegui
Alan Arguindegui
May 16, 2014 9:52 pm

Please Comfort Eagle, the riff is pretty heavy

Andrew
Andrew
May 19, 2014 9:46 pm

Looks like Rocksmith just kangfirmed The Distance on their twitter.

Bob
Bob
May 19, 2014 7:06 pm

Yeah they are leaning a little too much towards 90s alt rock. We need some more Arctic Monkeys.

Francois
Francois
May 20, 2014 3:15 am
Reply to  Bob

+ and Franz Ferdinand, Volbeat (yeah I already said it) … the 2000’s are not so dead.

Scooby
Scooby
May 19, 2014 6:40 pm

I’d love to see War Pigs here.

Who Cares
Who Cares
May 20, 2014 12:31 am
Reply to  Scooby

Yeah! 😈 😈 😈

Jacksonplayer
Jacksonplayer
May 19, 2014 6:32 pm

Even more 90’s alt rock? come on ubisoft step it up, at this rate we are probably going to get a 90’s only spin-off game. I love the 90’s as much as anyone else (except for whoever is in charge of dlc lol) but this is getting out of hand.

chris
chris
May 19, 2014 9:32 pm
Reply to  Jacksonplayer

there are so many bands to go for 90s. Lets face it the decades that followed aren’t exactly known for having a great selection of rock genre music and the decades that preceded are now considered classic so it narrows the market. Keep in the 90’s I say

Ben
Ben
May 20, 2014 11:31 am
Reply to  Jacksonplayer

Respectfully disagree. I”m lovin’ the 90s material.

Matt Compton
Matt Compton
May 19, 2014 2:46 pm

Guitar Man is a sweet riff? Love Cake. May buy the whole pack.

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
May 19, 2014 2:39 pm

The only song by them I remember is “the distance” and the bassline is tight enough I will by the whole pack regardless.

rob
rob
May 19, 2014 1:09 pm

I dont actually know who these folk are. I took one look at the headline and assumed the cake song from portal was coming to rs. However I will look forward to hearing what they are like. as several people have mentioned games open new doors for fans that would normally just dismiss certain bands. although david lane is still a cunt. I think you should pull this dlc because he likes it.

Bob W
Bob W
May 19, 2014 11:59 am

Not happy. Oh well. There’s always next week.

Jeremy
Jeremy
May 19, 2014 11:27 am

Seems like the top 3 are pretty obvious (The Distance, Never There, Short Skirt/Long Jacket) but it will be interesting to see what the other 1-2 songs are. My guess is Comfort Eagle and Love You Madly. Of course, I’m assuming I Will Survive is not happening since it’s a cover…but they did get the RHCP version of Higher Ground, so who knows?

Francois
Francois
May 19, 2014 10:40 am

Cake is a nice addition, original songs, cool guitar licks and funny bass lines. I hope for: Franck Sinatra (too slow, I guess) The Distance (Of course) I will Survive (Are covers even possible?) Long line of cars, Wheels, Hem of your garment (all fun bass lines) …

Next: Volbeat!
Cheers

Weeksy
Weeksy
May 19, 2014 8:57 am

Wasn’t the reason that Cake weren’t interested in being in either “Rock Band” or “Guitar Hero” solely due to the fact that they (Harmonix & Activision respectively) only wanted “The Distance” & the band were pissed off about that?

Either way -- would happily buy a 5 pack now regardless!

Weeksy
Weeksy
May 19, 2014 10:22 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Pretty confident that was para-phrasing a comment from someone either in the band or by someone closely involved with the band.

I remember reading it in the *semi-official* Cake thread (or something like that) that was on the RB forums.

spiritualist
spiritualist
May 19, 2014 8:32 am

Sounds good to me. Will see.

foomanshoe2000
foomanshoe2000
May 18, 2014 8:47 pm

I would love to slow it down with mexico. And i believe all the people who havent heard of them are too young to know who they are. If they took a minute to listen to the songs instead of hear and judge, their opinions may change.

dougybongy
dougybongy
May 18, 2014 6:18 pm

That’s a great news! Cake is one of the bands i did request using the app, so it’s triple good news :
1) it’s Cake
2) my vote has been useful (maybe 🙂 )
3) it will be a 5 pack, i think, if you refer to Dan’s clue with the “5 layer cake pan set”

i haven’t been that excited for a DLC since… since we all thought it will be Rage against the machine…!

dave
dave
May 18, 2014 5:17 pm

I wonder if CHUCK will be buying this pack?

LOL!

W4nchor
W4nchor
May 18, 2014 2:59 am

Im actually a metalhead but i am reaally greatful for rocksmith to open me up to other music genres! It made me enjoy REM, boston (i.e.) and i think this pack will be fun! thx rocksmith and theriffrepeater 😉

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
May 17, 2014 10:30 pm

Nothing for me other than more time with my other sweet sweet DLC

Loius A-d
Loius A-d
May 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Please be true!!! Cake is awesome

Chris
Chris
May 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Oh fun bass lines

Lauren
Lauren
May 17, 2014 12:59 pm

I’d never heard of Cake before now but listening to these tracks I am PSYCHED to play them in Rocksmith!

I think the best kind of DLC is music I’ve never heard before but that sounds really fun to play.

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 17, 2014 12:18 pm

Fuck, yes.

Dyseman
Dyseman
May 17, 2014 9:45 am

Listened to all songs above. Never heard of Cake or these songs, but I’m actually going to buy them all.

It’s a different style and I think I’ll enjoy playing them.

Dyseman
Dyseman
May 19, 2014 3:20 pm
Reply to  Dyseman

Well, IF it’s E Standard tuning. I quit buying Non-E for the time being. (Floating bridge…grrrr)

Jo
Jo
May 17, 2014 8:46 am

Jesus!! This is really bad

David Lane
David Lane
May 17, 2014 8:54 pm
Reply to  Jo

BURN

Lol
Lol
May 17, 2014 7:30 am

I’d like to meet the cunt who told this guy he could talk-sing anything and give him a swift boot in the balls. Never heard of CAKE and it is no wonder based on this material…

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 17, 2014 3:45 am

A new band to me, but I like the sound of these possibles. I think I’ll be getting this pack, these guys are pretty funky!

Gabivad
Gabivad
May 17, 2014 3:35 am

I don’t know this band, but it doesn’t sound too bad 🙂

Oh wait, should I react this way?
NOBODY KNOWS THIS BAND UBISOFT YOU SUCK YOU DON’T KNOW MUSIC I’M HERE TO PLAY GUITAR NOT TO EAT CAKE LOL EVERYBODY SUCKS YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY MUSIC BECAUSE I’M VERY MATURE AND MATURE PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO THIS PIECEO OF SHIT

Nah I think I will react my own way ^^
Can’t wait to hear what it sounds like, I know this game got me into great new bands or deeper into other bands (Weezer, Mastodon, The Who, The Doors…) and I’m a huge fan of Rocksmith 😀 And of Riff Repeater *_*

IZ
IZ
May 17, 2014 2:25 am

Can we get War Pigs?

dav
dav
May 17, 2014 5:57 pm
Reply to  IZ

Arco arena is catchy & would be fun to learn, I know it won’t make the cut though.

Bob
Bob
May 17, 2014 2:08 am

Short skirt long jacket will be a fun bass line to play.

j
j
May 17, 2014 1:44 am

SICK!!!
some funky Cake. short skirt long jacket.

j
j
May 17, 2014 1:49 am
Reply to  j

probably one of the best film clips for honesty

elscorcho
elscorcho
May 17, 2014 12:22 am

So many great songs, it doesn’t matter what they pick, I will buy!

old guy
old guy
May 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Cake will be fun. Good choice.

Kenwould
Kenwould
May 16, 2014 10:14 pm

Stick shifts and safety belts…

Mike
Mike
May 20, 2014 12:44 am
Reply to  Kenwould

Guess what! You’re correct!

JP
JP
May 16, 2014 8:48 pm

Personally I think we need more Rocksmith tracks with Trumpets!

Seriously though, I think diversity is a great thing about Rocksmith. Playing a broad range of styles helps me learn and there are songs I only moderately like that I love to play.

It would be good for people to remember that there is no obligation to buy each DLC. I’ve skipped quite a few recent ones, but loved the Garbage DLC which also copped a bit of hate.

I think Ween might be on the way if Cake are going to make the DLC list. Voodoo Lady anyone?

HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
May 16, 2014 9:43 pm
Reply to  JP

Trumpets… bring on the ska!

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 17, 2014 3:46 am

and Alice Donut!

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 17, 2014 4:43 am
Reply to  Elliott

I’ve been a donut fan for nearly 20 years now! My band used to cover a couple of their songs (tingler and Dorothy) and I know a few of their tracks have trumpets or trombone in them. I would love an Alice Donut pack. I’ll suggest 3 through the app.

Daniel
Daniel
May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Don’t know who Cake are and don’t care to get to know them.
Thanks but no thanks.
Another pass in a long line of passes for me…

Jacksonplayer
Jacksonplayer
May 19, 2014 6:23 pm
Reply to  Daniel

yeah I am passing this one as well. The mastodon pack was the only one I bought in the past 2 months now.

Jacksonplayer
Jacksonplayer
May 19, 2014 6:29 pm
Reply to  Daniel

Even more 90’s alt rock? come on ubisoft step it up, at this rate we are probably going to get a 90’s only spin-off game. I love the 90’s as much as anyone else (except for whoever is in charge of dlc lol) but this is getting out of hand.

backwards_tulsa
backwards_tulsa
May 16, 2014 7:15 pm

CAKE! Now we’re getting back on the right DLC track…

SonicDM
SonicDM
May 16, 2014 6:30 pm

I think everyones forgetting they had a new album out last year..

Im gonna guess “Whats Now is Now” or “Sick of You” are gonna be in this one. Most likely Sick of you since that was their leading single.

David Lane
David Lane
May 16, 2014 6:22 pm

UBISOFT!

You finally listened!

I’m so glad you’ve stopped ignoring me. It’s been a long, long journey but finally I think we’re both getting to the point where we can accept that I was right all along. In your defense, I’m sure you didn’t intentionally pick shit music for months. It was probably…well, I don’t know. Perhaps your hand was forced.

Regardless, glory be to this new era of GOOD MUSIC IN MUSIC VIDEO GAMES. THANK YOU UBISOFT. THIS IS THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA.

HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
May 16, 2014 9:45 pm
Reply to  David Lane

If Nirvana, RATM, Def Leppard, and Duran Duran/Depeche Mode all come soon as rumored, I will be a happy camper (the latter two have 50% chance each as DLC)

Jamie
Jamie
May 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Duran duran would be awesome, (for bass anyway).

And Cake will be awesome also!

Who Cares
Who Cares
May 20, 2014 12:35 am
Reply to  Jamie

Smells Like Teen Spirit Please!

HA!
HA!
May 21, 2014 12:47 am
Reply to  Who Cares

That song is super easy to play. It would be uber boring on Rocksmith haha. Just look up a tab and listen to the song; you’ll be fine.

Mike
Mike
May 17, 2014 2:03 am
Reply to  David Lane

So after all this time, the band you wanted was Cake? How unpredictable.

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
May 17, 2014 5:35 am
Reply to  Mike

I must say, he “went the distance” for that band.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
May 17, 2014 9:32 am
Reply to  Mike

lol.

i’m kind of surprised, too. i love how the second paragraph almost sounds like an apology for being a troll dick.

jamming some cake tunes sounds hella fun though.

Degz
Degz
May 17, 2014 4:38 am
Reply to  David Lane

I’ll be giving this a miss. Definitely not my cup of tea. David Lane is happy at last, so now that you have apparently been catered for, maybe, just maybe you can stop griping about the dlc that other people are happy to see released. 😯 Now I’m off to the bakery for some real cake. 😉

HA!
HA!
May 18, 2014 1:58 pm
Reply to  Degz

THIS (lol)

Chris
Chris
May 17, 2014 2:26 pm
Reply to  David Lane

Huh. I’m actually disappointed its over.

Mike
Mike
May 16, 2014 6:14 pm

Predictions for this pack:

It’s chocolate
Coffee icing
Strawberries on top
Cherry jam

Mmmmm

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 17, 2014 12:20 pm
Reply to  Mike

I actually laughed at that.

chris
chris
May 16, 2014 6:12 pm

I’m hoping for racecar ya yas. They should add trumpet support for this pack.

Yaya's dad
Yaya's dad
May 16, 2014 7:19 pm
Reply to  chris

I second that.. We call my daugther Yaya (her name is victoria)

Brink129
Brink129
May 16, 2014 6:10 pm

yes!! yes!! A million times yes!!!! I freaking love Cake (the band and food).

jeam95
jeam95
May 16, 2014 5:57 pm

Who are this people??
This week pass

Mike
Mike
May 16, 2014 6:13 pm
Reply to  jeam95

Not sure if hipster or metal elitist.

Louis
Louis
May 16, 2014 6:29 pm
Reply to  Mike

I think it might be an age thing. I have to assume the user is 19/18 and missed Cake.

David Lane
David Lane
May 16, 2014 7:16 pm
Reply to  Louis

THEY DON’T LIKE GOOD MUSIC

Thomas
Thomas
May 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Reply to  David Lane

Who are you to say what good music is. I like good music and this is garbage, sorry. Maybe you’ll pick up a correct opinion next time.

David Lane
David Lane
May 17, 2014 6:27 pm
Reply to  Thomas

WHO THE HECK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

Maybe you need to look in the mirror, Thomas (you bring shame on that name). Good music isn’t a FREAKIN subjective thing, there’s certain unquestionable qualities that goes in to it. Obviously, explaining such a thing to somebody is a futile act. Thomas, the moron. What’s the point? I could spend my time jerking off and have more to show for it. My cum soaked hands hold more value than your entire body. Fuck you. Do you seriously think you can tell me I’m wrong about music? I AM music. I know more than you, I listen to more than you and I understand more than you.

Correct opinion next time? Here’s an opinion for you: THERES NO SUCH THING AS AN OPINION. I’M RIGHT, YOU’RE WRONG.

James
James
May 17, 2014 10:44 pm
Reply to  David Lane

You sound like a lot of fun at parties

Thomas
Thomas
May 18, 2014 12:43 am
Reply to  David Lane

“I listen to more than you”

Sorry man, those Nickleback records and dad’s old 45s ain’t gonna cut it.

View post on imgur.com

HA!
HA!
May 18, 2014 2:01 pm
Reply to  David Lane

I don’t even know why I bother responding to you, but you are an ignorant piece of shit. I won’t argue with you because clearly there is no point. You can’t argue with stupid.

Thomas
Thomas
May 18, 2014 6:09 pm
Reply to  HA!
elvatoraro
elvatoraro
May 16, 2014 5:55 pm

I Will Survive would be incredible for both instruments (dat bass doe), but i don’t know If the fact that it’s a cover (kinda) would reduce the possibility of making it to the game…

Jay O
Jay O
May 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Friend is a four letter word would be awesome, i really hope for that song!