In March, Free Cake For Every Creature announced they would disband after two final shows in May, at Trans-Pecos in Queens on the 30th and at Everybody Hits in Philadelphia on the 31st. Singer-songwriter Katie Bennett began the project independently while she was a college student and released her first tape in 2013. Since then, Bennett and several bandmates have recorded six more full-length releases as Free Cake For Every Creature, all of them intimate and captivating. They have been based in Philadelphia for the last four years.
After releasing The Bluest Star in 2018, Free Cake toured internationally for the first time ever in 2019. When this tour concluded a few months ago, Bennett announced online, “my pride in ‘The Bluest Star’ & our recent European tour have beyond exceeded any hope or expectations I had for the band & it just feels right to end now, on a high note. […] I’m eager to move on to other projects, but playing with free cake was the best way I could have spent half my 20’s. I’ve learned so much about how I want to be as an artist and person, gotten to see a lot of our country and the world, and found my community among the smartest and weirdest creatures in the universe.” Bennett and the band bid farewell in a beautiful show last Friday night, with help from Amy O and Remember Sports.