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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Cake CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Cake albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Cake record collection, Cake CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Cake and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Cake Biography

Cake (often written CAKE) is a band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1991. It has had several hits throughout the 1990s and 2000s from its five recorded albums.

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Cake Bio Continued

Although Cake's music is often classified as alternative or indie rock, it combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, ska, pop, jazz, rap, and country. Cake's music features droll lyrics rife with word play and syncopation (laconically-voiced in a rap-like style by lead vocalist/guitarist John McCrea), catchy distorted guitar riffs (courtesy of guitarist Greg Brown until 1998, and bass player Victor Damiani until 1997), and a solo trumpet (played by Vince DiFiore). Cake's unique approach to arrangement, composition, and instrumentation has been compared to Soul Coughing, They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads, The Cars, and Camper Van Beethoven.

Cake Discography Updated January 2007
Cake Albums

Cake Vinyl & Cake CDs

1994 Motorcade of Generosity Capricorn
1996 Fashion Nugget Capricorn
1998 Prolonging the Magic Capricorn
2001 Comfort Eagle Columbia
2004 Pressure Chief

Singles from Cake Records and Cake CD Releases

1995 Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle
1996 Fashion Nugget EP
1996 The Distance
1997 I Will Survive
1999 Never There
1999 Sheeps Go to Heaven-Goats Go to Hell
1999 Let Me Go
2001 Short Skirt Long Jacket

Cake Music CD Appearances

John McCrea
Ben Folds Rockin' the Suburbs (2001) Vocals
Ben Folds Ben Folds Live (2002)
Kinky Atlas (2003) Guest Appearance
Mark Russo Instrumental Christmas Guitar

Greg Brown
Golden Shoulders Let My Burden Be (2002) Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Engineer, Mixing
Matt Sharp Puckett's Versus the Country Boy... (2003) Guitar, Piano, Producer
Golden Shoulders Let My Burden Be Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Engineer, Mixing

Gabe Nelson
Anton Barbeau and the Joy... Guladong (2004) Fuzz Bass

Other Cake Vinyl and Cake CD's with Cake Appearances

Todd Roper
Deathray White Sleeves (2002) Drums
Golden Shoulders Let My Burden Be (2002) Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Golden Shoulders Friendship is Deep (2004) Percussion

Victor Damiani
Deathray Deathray (2000) Bass, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Deathray White Sleeves (2002) Bass
Golden Shoulders Let My Burden Be (2002) Percussion, Engineer, Clapping, Mixing, Stomping

Xan McCurdy
Bart Davenport Game Preserve (2003) Guitar
The Loved Ones Price for Love (1993) Guitar
The Loved Ones Better Do Right (1994) Guitar

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Aretha Franklin Vinyl and Daft Punk Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Dispatch Records as well as Kansas Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Roy Orbison CDs and Eric Dolphy CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

We are interested in adding your musician and album reviews and invite you to write for us as a Music Critic. For example, do you think you've got something interesting to say about specific Pink Floyd LPs or Led Zeppelin LPs or the musicians?


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