Cake Issues Exclusive Downloads To Benefit Music Education

The merry tricksters of Cake are in the holiday swing of things and will be offering fans a musical "gift" to help benefit an educational program in the band's hometown of Sacramento, California.

Cake is making downloads available of two songs: a new mix of the band's current single, "You Turn The Screws," and a previously unreleased remix of "Hem Of Your Garment," starting today at several retail Web sites. Those sites can all be accessed via a promotional area of the Liquid Music Network (www.liquidaudio.com/promo/CAKE).

Fans who want to hear the songs will have to dole out $2.99 for both tracks, with proceeds to be donated to the "Music In Schools" program, which augments music education in secondary schools by helping to provide instruments as well as guest speakers.